If you’re in midtown Manhattan, you can find Calder’s monumental mobile “3 Segments” hanging in the newly restored Pool Room in the Seagram Building starting tomorrow. The historic restaurant, originally the Four Seasons, was designed by the building’s architects, Philip Johnson and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Calder is a fitting addition given his relationship to the two architects—his monumental stabile “Flamingo” stands in the van der Rohe-designed Federal Plaza in Chicago, and Johnson commissioned a Constellation from the artist in 1943.
(Image: 3 Segments, 1973. Photo: Sasha Maslov (@maslovsaslov) for The New York Times. © 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York) #calder #alexandercalder #calderfoundation #thepool #seagrambuilding #newyorkcity #3segments #miesvanderrohe #philipjohnson #hangingmobile