"CHEZ CALDER "
HANACHA STUDIO 17AW
" These new studies in wire did not remain the simple modest little things I had done in New York. They are still simple, more simple than before, and therein lie great possibilities which I had recently come to feel for the wire medium. Before, the wire studies were subjective, portraits, caricatures, stylised representations of beasts and humans. But these recent thing have been viewed from a more objective angle and although their present size is diminutive, I feel there is no limitation to the scale to which they can be enlarged. There is one thing, in particular, that connects them with history. One of the canons of the futuristic painters, as propounded by Modigliani was that objects behind other objects should not be lost to view, but should be shown through the others by making the latter transparent.
The wire sculpture accomplishes this in a most decided manner.
- CF, unpublished. MS. 1929.
Calder seems to have composed this statement for the anonymous author of an article that appeared in the spring of 1929.
"Art in Wire"