All photos: Evan Mather

All photos by Evan Mather, except where noted.

One of my favorite artists – Alexander Calder – died 39 years ago today. While visiting Chicago this weekend for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, I took the opportunity to visit one of my favorite Calder works – Flamingo.

     More details Flamingo as viewed from the Willis Tower skyjack. Creative Commons photo: Jeremy Atherton


Flamingo as viewed from the Willis Tower skyjack. Creative Commons photo: Jeremy Atherton

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There are many reasons why I love this piece – not the least how the vermillion (aka Calder Red) stands out within the surrounding monochromatic cityscape. But possibly more so the tactile nature of the piece – being able to walk right up to it and touch it – the surface, the rivets, Calder’s signature.

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  1. November 11, 2015

    Ooooooh my beautiful Chicago! I remember that square! Great pics! I’d like we can follow each others 😉 I have an italian blog but I love so much U.S.A. and Chicago!!! 🙂

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