Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Calder Man


Standing with my back to the entrance to the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, I snap this photo on my ancient iPhone 4 before settling down to a lovely afternoon of research and writing. I'm giving a presentation at a University next week and have to get all my ducks in a row. It's a pleasure to walk past Calder, the Metropolitan Opera and soon be re-named Geffen Hall. 

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  1. What was the name that program/movie where a disembodied hand crept around the place? Your photo, which is quite beautiful, brought that to mind. My iPhone, a previous model, is so old (a punishment for not noticing my newer one falling out of my blazer pocket one night when we all were in our cups and the Uber driver did not return our calls) and heavy I have to pull it around in its own little truck like a sick pet. But, not wanting to sound bitter, I'll leave it there …

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Blue. The hand movies that come to mind are "Mad Love (1935)", "The Hands of Orlac (1924)", and "The Hand (1981)", and I bet you are remembering the first one with Peter Lorre. Funny, but we watched "The Hands of Orlac" not that long ago!

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  2. Jed Perl is our Calder man, well along on the bio.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Laurent, the contents of which I googled, but could not make heads or tails of. Woof!

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    2. The dust jacket of his Art in America anthology for Library of America confides that he is at work on the authorized bio. We must wake Google up. Meanwhile, Perl is a neighbor of yours so you don't need Google. Go on over and toss a pebble at his window :)

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    3. Thank you for the clarification and information, Laurent.

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