Please don't take offence by what I said. By facination of the poeple- I
merely meant that His work tended to broaden people's interest in Art. A lot
of people would see
value in his whimsical pieces who would normally not appreciate serious Art
that is validated by tradition. I feel that I have the same emotional feelings
about the "sell" in
Art that you've voiced. I don't feel that one is an artist because someone
are. I think an Art Teacher is just as much an Artist as people who are
by galleries. I much prefer the term Artist/Teacher.
There are so many unscrupulous "artists" painting "pretty pictures " Who are
untrained & think of painting as a quick buck While other Artists are
with what they were taught about the ethical standards vs how things are.
I was only defending Calder's (in my oppinion) rightful place in Art History
His contibutions to our Art of this moment. . .Bill