Calder Foundation

The Onion

Date 1965
Sheet metal, bolts, and paint
74 2⁄3" × 82 2⁄3" × 86 2⁄3"
Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College; Gift of Susan Morse Hilles
Map of installed works
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Historical Photos  1
Works / Monumental Sculpture 216
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.