1955 or before
Pen and black ink
Support: Cream(1) wove paper (Strathmore Artist)
Sheet: 36.8 x 29.2 cm (14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Levine 1970.356
© Estate of Alexander Calder / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Calder began to experiment with wire in 1925. His comment, "I think best in wire," is exemplified by the numerous witty and delightful forms he fashioned from a material overlooked by previous sculptors. In a sense these whimsical linear constructions of figures, animals, and objects are three-dimensional drawings and so it is not surprising that they reflect the precision, clarity, and elegance of the artist's draftsmanship.
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