Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976) Artist. A prolific sculptor, he is best known for inventing the kinetic sculptures called mobiles. The first American abstract sculptor to achieve international acclaim, he is considered one of the great pioneers of his time.
La Grande Vitesse is an expansive, eye-catching steel sculpture, painted in the artist's signature Calder Red, that measures 54 feet long, by 43 feet high, by 30 feet wide. (Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI)