Calder in The Alps Hauser & Wirth Brings Late Artist in Switzerland

Six large scale works created in the 1960s and 1970s by the late great artist, Alexander Calder, have made the stately gardens of Le Grand Bellevue and Alpina hotels in Gstaad, Switzerland, their home through to the end of March 2017. The outdoor exhibition, Calder in the Alps, which is being presented by the international gallery, Hauser & Wirth, in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, brings an air of the whimsical to the pastoral setting until 26 February 2017.

Both tongue-in-cheek and dramatic, Calder’s sculptures always have more to say than what first meets the eye. This is only enhanced by the over scale size of these five monumental examples -the likes of which the artist concentrated on later in his career as commissions for these larger works came in from around the world – as beheld in the theatrical backdrop of the Swiss mountains.

Courtesy of Calder Foundation and Hauser & Wirth
Photo courtesy of Jon Etter
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