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Three Discs (The Man)

Alexander Calder

Three Discs (The Man)

Alexander Calder
  • Original Title: TROIS DISQUES (L'Homme)
  • Date: 1967
  • Style: Abstract Expressionism
  • Period: MONUMENTAL WORKS: 1963–1976
  • Theme: Monumental Sculpture
  • Genre: sculpture

During his later years Calder produced many monumental stabiles and mobiles as public works for sites worldwide. Man was commissioned for Montreal's Expo '67. At 65 feet tall, its one of Calder's largest sculptures. Works such as Man contributed to the proliferation of public art during the second half of the twentieth century. Such grand stabiles are dynamic works, with their arches, points, and flowing forms reaching out in multiple directions.

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