Grand Rapids Calder statue color changing

Grand Rapids Calder statue color changing


It makes me feel terrible. It’s disloyal to the artist himself who chose the color. We have faithfully replicated that color for 50 years. And now we’re being told that we have to paint it a different color. We don’t have to paint it any different color because we own the stabile. And we have maintained the Calder paint color faithfully for 50 years. He’d be furious. It would be tantamount to vandalism. I mean it’s like… You might as well paint it white or black, something, than change the color that Calder specified. This is the original color that Calder specified. This is the color that was sent to me as a sample of what the new color will be. It is much bluer and darker than the original Calder red. We’ve had it spectrophotometrically evaluated. And it’s way off.

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