Calder Foundation

Spider

Date 1959
Media
Sheet metal, bolts, and paint
Dimensions
9'8 3⁄4" × 11'1" × 11'10 1⁄2"
Collection
Oeffentliche Kunstsammlung, Kunstmuseum Basel; Gift of Maja Sacher-Stehlin
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Historical Photos  1
Works / Monumental Sculpture 211
Works / Stabile 245
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.