Eagle by Alexander Calder - Seattle, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 47° 36.993 W 122° 21.363
10T E 548390 N 5273883
Quick Description: The Calder piece, Eagle, was refurbished and moved to the Olympic Sculpture Park from its former location in front of the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2007 11:51:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM151R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 165

Long Description:
The 1971 Calder piece, “Eagle” was refurbished and moved downtown to the Olympic Sculpture Park from it’s former location in front of the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. Here the piece is perched atop a hill and seems to be spreading it's wings ready to fly off over the Puget Sound in search of salmon.

Calder was born in Pennsylvania in 1898, and long before his death in 1976 had become one of this country's most popular sculptors. His work ranges from grand outdoor works like "Eagle" or "Flamingo" in Chicago, to the suspended kinetic sculptures that artist Marcel Duchamp dubbed "mobiles."

The sculpture was a gift from Jon and Mary Shirley. Jon said "I felt if there was anything that would symbolize what we were trying to do at the [Olympic Sculpture] park, it was this sculpture. It's just a soaring, beautiful piece." Its price was reported by art news sources as between 10 and 15 million dollars.
Title: Eagle

Artist: Alexander Calder

Media (materials) used: Painted Steel

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Olympic Sculpture Park

Date of creation or placement: Created in 1971, Placed in 2006

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