Untitled (La Grande Vitesse Sculpture in Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Artwork

Identifier:
L2018.1.10b
Artist:
Peter Fink
Medium:
Reproduction of Original Photograph
Date:
circa 1970
Dimensions:

Note: Photograph Dimensions:7.25"h x 9.5"w
Description:
Black and white photograph of the "La Grande Vitesse" Alexander Calder statue at the center, buildings visible behind it. Photograph is attached to a white, textured piece of paper.
Historical Context:
Pictured in this photograph is the sculptural centerpiece of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, titled La Grande Vitesse, was created by American artist Alexander Calder. The title is French for "the great swiftness" which is also often more locally translated as "grand rapids." The bright red steel sculpture stands at 43 feet tall and weighs over 42 tons.
Credit:
Promised Gift of Mort and Peg Finkelstein
Current Location:
GVSU ➜ PEW Campus (Grand Rapids) ➜ Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall ➜ 1st Floor (FINK)
Location Notes:
FINK; 1st Floor; Hallway to the left of lounge Room 116