Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Calder Art Center
Location Notes:
CAC; 1st fl., Front Entrance Lobby, Rt. of Art & Design Dept. Rm. 1105

Alexander Calder

Artwork
Identifier:
2001.041.1
Artist:
David LaClaire
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
1970
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12.75 in Width: 9.75 in
Description:
Elderly man (Alexander Calder) with elbow resting on table, hand resting on face. Wearing black suit coat.
Historical Context:
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.