Calder Foundation

L'empennage

Date 1953
Media
Sheet metal, rod, wire, and paint
Dimensions
4'11" × 9'3 1⁄2"
Collection
Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France; Gift of the Artist, 1968
Historical Photos  1
Related exhibitions  1
Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France (1969)

Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. Calder. 2 April–31 May 1969.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Monumental Sculpture 211
Works / Standing Mobile 249
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.