Calder Foundation

Red Curly Tail

Date 1970
Sheet metal, rod, bolts, and paint
16' × 23' × 12'
Seattle Art Museum; Promised Gift of Jon & Mary Shirley (no. T2009.56.38)
Works / Monumental Sculpture 217
Works / Standing Mobile 268
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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.