Calder Foundation

Flying Dragon (intermediate maquette)

Date 1974
Media
Sheet metal and paint
Dimensions
12' × 19' × 11'
Collection
Art Institute of Chicago; Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Sidney L. Port, 1989
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Related Timeline
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.