Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 5th Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 5th Floor; Between the front desk and Room 525C

La Grande Vitesse

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.100.1d
Artist:
Alexander Calder
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
1969
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 29.5 in Width: 43.5 in
Description:
Print of red Calder statue; black bars in background.
Historical Context:
Alexander Calder is a nationally known artist, prominent in the twentieth century. Calder began his artistic journey by creating small, kinetic wire sculptures that combined his artistic eye with his engineering background. The wire sculptures were inspired by the push-and-pull found in nature. Later in his career, Calder made large steel sculptures of abstracted shapes. It was these pieces that would become the iconic sculptures of Alexander Calder. La Grande Vitesse, for which this lithograph represents is located in Grand Rapids, and was the first public art work funded through the National Endowment for the Arts.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
color lithographs
Library of Congress Subjects:
Drawing