Calder Foundation

7 Legged Beast

Date 1957
Sheet metal, bolts, and paint
84" × 84" × 48"
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Louisa Calder (no. 83.45a-f)
Related exhibitions  1
Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (2003)

Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao. Calder: Gravedad y la Gracia. 18 March–12 October 2003.

Solo Exhibition
Related works  1
Chronology  1
24 July–4 September 1959

“American Painting and Sculpture 1930–1959: The Moscow Exhibition” is included as part of the American National Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow. Calder contributes Black Mobile and 7 Legged Beast.

Works / Monumental Sculpture 217
Works / Stabile 251
Related Timeline
1953–1962 Large-scale Developments and Intercontinental Projects

During a yearlong stay in Aix-en-Provence, Calder executed the first group of large-scale outdoor works and concurrently concentrated on painting gouaches. In 1954–55, he visited the Middle East, India, and South America, with trips to Paris in between, resulting in an astonishing output and range of work. Toward the late 1950s, Calder turned his attention to commissions both at home and abroad.