Untitled (Shadows of Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Artwork

Identifier:
L2018.1.8b
Artist:
Peter Fink
Medium:
Reproduction of Original Photograph
Date:
circa 1970
Dimensions:

Note: Photograph Dimensions:6.5"h x 9.75"w
Description:
Black and white photograph of the "La Grand Vitesse" Alexander Calder statute in Grand Rapids. Few buildings visible to the left of the statue. Photograph attached to a piece of texture white piece of paper.
Historical Context:
The La Grande Vitesse sculpture by Alexander Calder, photographed here within the shadows of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan buildings, was the first public art work funded by the Art in Public Places program of the National Endowment of the arts (NEA). It was fabricated in Tours, France, before it was assembled on the plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Today, the sculpture is a popular gathering place for residents and tourists alike and is the centerpiece for the city.
Credit:
Promised Gift of Mort and Peg Finkelstein
Location Notes:
FINK; 1st Floor; Hallway to the left of lounge Room 116