Four Winds

Maker and role
Artist: Alexander Calder, American, 1898-1976
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Object detail

Painted steel and aluminum
at greatest extent, 76 x 40 x 40in (193 x 101.6 x 101.6cm)
Credit line
Bequest of Robert H. Halff
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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.
Miró: Exposition Décembre 1972- Février 1973; 1972; fig. 51
San Antonio Express News; July 24, 2005
Signature & date
Initialed and dated, last red segment: AC 63
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