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Constellation with Yellow Bone by Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder, Constellation with Yellow Bone, 1943, wood, paint and wire, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, photograph by Lee Stalsworth

 

 

Calder preferred working with either wire or sheet metal for most of his professional life, but he also used wood and found objects sporadically during the first half of his career. Some of his first sculptures were wood carvings. The Constellations series represents his last use of wood as a medium. Finny Fish is an example of his work with found objects.



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