Calder Foundation

Hard to Swallow

Date 1966
Media
Sheet metal and paint
Dimensions
91" × 45" × 62"
Collection
S. C. Williams Library, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey; Gift of Louisa James Calder, 1981
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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.