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Artist: Alexander Calder, American, 1898–1976

Big Bird

ca. 1936

Painted sheet metal and painted wire

13 1/4 × 8 1/4 × 7 1/4 in. (33.7 × 21 × 18.4 cm) other (H): 13 1/4 in.(33.7 cm) other (W): 7 1/4 in.(18.4 cm) other (D): 8 1/4 in.(21 cm)
Gift of the Estate of Katherine S. Dreier
1953.6.2
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Katherine Dreier, New York, probably from 1938 or 1939 to 1953; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 170, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.