Four Winds

Maker and role
Artist: Alexander Calder, American, 1898-1976
Year
1963

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Media/materials
Painted steel and aluminum
Measurements
at greatest extent, 76 x 40 x 40in (193 x 101.6 x 101.6cm)
Credit line
Bequest of Robert H. Halff
Accession number
2005.3
Object type
Department
Further information
Since childhood, Alexander Calder had a natural aptitude for design with wire. His talent would transfer into wire "drawings" or mobiles suspended in air. Four Winds is constructed of steel rods and cut aluminum, painted red, black, white, yellow, and blue. The unique forms and bright colors allow the viewer to appreciate the harmonious balance that Calder achieved in his design, as well as slight movements caused by air currents in the gallery.
Copyright
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