Calder Foundation

St. George and the Dragon

Date 1928
24" × 11" × 10"
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; The Leonard and Ruth Horwich Family Loan (no. EL1995.2)
Works / Carved Figure 26
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1926–1930 Wire Sculpture and the Circus

Soon after moving to Paris in 1926, Calder created his Cirque Calder. Made of wire and a spectrum of found materials, the Cirque was a work of performance art that gained Calder an introduction to the Parisian avant-garde. He continued to explore his invention of wire sculpture, whereby he “drew” with wire in three dimensions the portraits of friends, animals, circus themes, and personalities of the day.