Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

United States Bicentennial Plane, 1975
Painted wood, resin and metal scale model
22 x 33 x 47 cm

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Artist
Alexander Calder
American, Lawnton, Pennsylvania 1898 - 1976 New York
Title
United States Bicentennial Plane, 1975
Medium
Painted wood, resin and metal scale model
Creation Year
1975
Movement & Style
Modern
Dimensions
22 x 33 x 47 cm
8 5/8 x 12 15/16 x 18 1/2 in.
Accepting a Commission from Braniff International to create a tribute to the nation's Bicentennial celebration, Alexander Calder began painting four model aircraft at his studio in Sache, France and completed the work at his studio near Roxbury, Connecticut.

The final Calder model chosen by an art selection committee of museum directors is an abstract painting of the red, white and blue colors of the flag flying through the air which will be applied to an actual Braniff 727-200 jet.