A new show opened this month at Gagosian Gallery Paris in collaboration with Galerie Patrick Seguin demonstrates, again that collectible design has become inseparable to the international art market. The show, Calder/Prouvé presents a dialogue between two giants: Alexander Calder, whose invention of the kinetic mobile resonated with the Conceptual and with the Constructivist Movements, and Jean Prouvé, the influential
architect/engineer/designers, whose industrial furniture has captured the imagination of art collectors. The exhibition tells us that the two met in the early 1950s and even exchanged ideas on architecture and sculpture. They collaborated in 1958 to construct the steel base of La Spirale, a monumental mobile for the UNESCO site in Paris. What an inspiring combination - Prouvé and Calder. All images courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.