Calder Foundation

Crossed Blades

Date 1967
Sheet metal, bolts, and paint
36'1" high
Lend Lease Corporation, Australia Square, Sydney
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Calder’s International Monuments by Robert Osborn

Osborn, Robert. “Calder’s International Monuments.” Art in America, vol. 57, no. 2 (March–April 1969).

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Chronology  1
November 1965

Architect Harry Seidler and wife Penelope visit the Calders in Roxbury. Two years later, Calder completes the commission of Crossed Blades for the Australia Square Tower.

Works / Monumental Sculpture 217
Works / Stabile 251
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1963–1976 Monumental Works

In 1963, Calder completed construction of a large studio overlooking the Indre Valley. With the assistance of a full-scale, industrial ironworks, he began to fabricate his monumental works in France and devoted much of his later working years to public commissions. Calder died in New York in 1976 at the age of seventy-eight.