Friday, July 8, 2011

At the Nickelodeon - Alexander Calder performs his "Circus"

I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia where the genius of the Calder family loomed large (Alexander Calder's grandfather sculpted the giant William Penn statue atop Philadelphia's City Hall - the one that the kids giggle at during rain storms because it looks like Billy Penn is peeing). And anyone who's ever had the pleasure of visiting the exquisite Philadelphia Museum of Art will surely remember his "Ghost" mobile that haunts the great stair hall...

Alexander Calder - Ghost

so today's At the Nickelodeon celebrates a hometown favorite as he acts out his "Circus"

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