Maquette for Flamingo

  • Alexander Calder, Maquette for Flamingo, 1972, riveted and painted aluminum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, 1980.49.3

Execution Date
"How great it would be to have a monumental work of sculpture to adorn the Federal Center plaza . . . Clearly the artist should be an American, and someone of comparable stature to Picasso and Chagall . . . There is only one man who meets these two requirements. Alexander Calder." Architect Carter H. Manny Jr., in a letter to the GSA, January 29, 1973
Title
Maquette for Flamingo
Artist
Date
1972
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
15 5/8 x 18 1/8 x 10 in. (39.8 x 46.0 x 25.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the General Services Administration

Mediums
Mediums Description
riveted and painted aluminum
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Animal – bird – flamingo
  • Study – sculpture model
Object Number
1980.49.3
Palette
Linked Open Data
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