Snow Flurry, May 14

Snow Flurry, May 14

1959
Artist
Alexander Calder, American, 1898-1976
Born: Philadelphia, PA
Work Locations: Roxbury, CT, France
Country
United States
mobile
Painted steel and aluminum
Partial gift of Yellow Freight Systems, Inc., and funds from the NBT Foundation, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Jan and Frederick Mayer by exchange, Joan Evans Anderman, Volunteer Endowment Fund, John and Ann Chafee, anonymous donors, and various other donors by exchange
1996.197A-D

Alexander Calder
Snow Flurry, May 14, 1959
Painted steel and aluminum
Partial gift of Yellow Freight Systems, Inc., and funds from the NBT Foundation, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Jan and Frederick Mayer by exchange, Joan Evans Anderman, Volunteer Endowment Fund, John and Ann Chafee, anonymous donors, and various other donors by exchange, 1996.197A-D

Dimensions
overall height: 96 in, 243.8400 cm; overall width: 168 in, 426.7200 cm
Inscription
"CA 59" engraved on largest disk
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art
Alexander Calder is an American artist known for being the originator of the mobile, a term first coined by Marcel Duchamp, which often employed motors or other means to create movement. Calder’s non-moving ground works, called stabiles, were also very popular and were involved in the many performances of Calder’s Circus. Snow Flurry, May 14 is a mobile construction of Calder’s suspended high in the air; it consists of white discs and black rods that seem poised to envelop the galleries and the viewers below in a shower of round snowflakes.
Exhibition History
  • "Calder: Monumental"--Denver Botanic Gardens, 4/28/2017 - 9/24/2017

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