Art: Calder: The Mobile Stops

Alexander Calder's timing was never off. On the face of it, the best death an artist could have is to perish laden with age and honors yet still working, and at a time when he is thrust anew into the public eye through a large and deservedly popular exhibition of 50 years of his work. Such was the context of Calder's death last week, from a heart attack, at the age of 78. The flag on New York's Whitney Museum, where his show of more than 200 works had opened in October (TIME, Oct. 25),...

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