Calder Foundation

The Kite that Never Flew

Date 1967
Sheet metal, bolts, and paint
9'8 3⁄4" × 8'2 1⁄2" × 11'4 1⁄4"
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Works / Monumental Sculpture 217
Works / Stabile 251
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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.