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Alexander Calder, ‘The Arch’, 1975, Storm King Art Center
Alexander Calder, ‘The Arch’, 1975, Storm King Art Center
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The Arch, 1975

Painted steel
600 × 498 × 418 in
1524 × 1264.9 × 1061.7 cm
Location
New Windsor
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Storm King Art Center
New Windsor
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Purchase Fund and gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc.

Purchase Fund and gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc.

Medium
Sculpture
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©Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Alexander Calder
American, 1898–1976
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American artist Alexander Calder changed the course of modern art by developing an innovative method of sculpting, bending, and twisting wire to create three-dimensional “drawings in space.” Resonating with the Futurists and Constructivists, as well as the language of early nonobjective painting, Calder’s mobiles (a term coined by Marcel Duchamp in 1931 to describe his work) consist of abstract shapes made of industrial materials––often poetic and gracefully formed and at times boldly colored––that hang in an uncanny, perfect balance. His complex assemblage Cirque Calder (1926–31), which allowed for the artist’s manipulation of its various characters presented before an audience, predated Performance Art by some 40 years. Later in his career, Calder devoted himself to making outdoor monumental sculptures in bolted sheet steel that continue to grace public plazas in cities throughout the world.

Alexander Calder, ‘The Arch’, 1975, Storm King Art Center
Alexander Calder, ‘The Arch’, 1975, Storm King Art Center
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About the work
Storm King Art Center
New Windsor
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Purchase Fund and gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc.

Purchase Fund and gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc.

Medium
Sculpture
Image rights
©Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Alexander Calder
American, 1898–1976
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American artist Alexander Calder changed the course of modern art by developing an innovative method of sculpting, bending, and twisting wire to create three-dimensional “drawings in space.” Resonating with the Futurists and Constructivists, as well as the language of early nonobjective painting, Calder’s mobiles (a term coined by Marcel Duchamp in 1931 to describe his work) consist of abstract shapes made of industrial materials––often poetic and gracefully formed and at times boldly colored––that hang in an uncanny, perfect balance. His complex assemblage Cirque Calder (1926–31), which allowed for the artist’s manipulation of its various characters presented before an audience, predated Performance Art by some 40 years. Later in his career, Calder devoted himself to making outdoor monumental sculptures in bolted sheet steel that continue to grace public plazas in cities throughout the world.

The Arch, 1975

Painted steel
600 × 498 × 418 in
1524 × 1264.9 × 1061.7 cm
Location
New Windsor
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