La Grande Vitesse
Height: 29.25 in
Width: 43 in
Print of red Calder statue; black bars in background.
Pennsylvania-born Alexander Calder was an American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile. In addition to mobile and "stabile" sculpture, he also created paintings, lithographs, toys, tapestry and jewelry. He is most well-known in Grand Rapids for creating the much-photographed, infamously orange centerpiece, "La Grand Vitesse", which has become iconic to the city, especially in its association with the annual Festival of the Arts, a festival inspired by Calder himself.