Calder Foundation

Gwenfritz

Date 1968
Media
Sheet metal, bolts, and paint
Dimensions
35' high
Collection
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Gift of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, 1969
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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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3 June 1969

Calder attends the dedication ceremony for his commissioned monumental stabile Gwenfritz, which is installed outside the Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Works / Monumental Sculpture 211
Works / Stabile 245
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.