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    sfmoma is in the house! Check out this installation video featuring teams from both museums installing Alexander Calder’s Big Crinkly in the de Young’s Osher Sculpture Garden.

    Animals and popular entertainers were among Calder’s favorite motifs throughout his career, and in Big Crinkly, the artist evokes both the abstract form of a large performing beast—neck stretched upright and body balanced on three circular feet—and a strongman holding up a barbell.

    Our beloved Calder sculpture, Big Crinkly, has been installed at the de Young! 

    Posted on Thursday, October 10th 2013

    Reblogged from de Young Museum

    Installing Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field took three and half weeks of work and required 10 riggers, two crane drivers and a forklift, as each steel sculpture weighs between 30,000 and 70,000 lbs. In this time-lapse video, you can see the entire monumental exhibition take form in just over two minutes!

    Posted on Thursday, July 11th 2013