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Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor is a tribute to living, breathing works of art

  • Written by Kit Wise, Professor of Fine Art and Dean, RMIT School of Art, RMIT University
Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor is a tribute to living, breathing works of artInstallation view of Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor on display at NGV International from 5 April – 4 August 2019 © 2019 Calder Foundation, New York / Copyright Agency, Australia.Brooke Holm

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