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Alexander Calder marking a piece of metal, 1955 August

Alexander Calder marking a piece of metal, 1955 August

Mendoza, Sarita Guardia de, 1923-1994, photographer

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Title: Alexander Calder marking a piece of metal

Date: 1955 August

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 19 x 25 cm.

Description: Calder marks a piece of metal sculpture with chalk.

Photo taken in Caracas at Escuela Técnica Industrial of the UCV (Central University of Venezuela), where Calder had been invited by his friend the architect Carlos Raul Villanueva.

This photograph was previously attributed to Hermann Landshoff, but identification of location, photographer, and date are derived from email correspondence with Mendoza's son Claudio Mendoza. This picture is one of several taken by Mendoza during Calder's stay in Caracas.

Creator: Mendoza, Sarita Guardia de, 1923-1994, photographer

Forms part of: Alexander Calder papers, 1926-1967

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Alexander Calder marking a piece of metal, 1955 August / Sarita Guardia de Mendoza, photographer. Alexander Calder papers, 1926-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 3125