20th century

ALEXANDER CALDER (1898-1976)

  • "Joséphine Baker"
  • Nicaragua
  • 1974
  • Jute tapestry
  • 5'8.8'' x 4'1.2''
  • Monogrammed et dated lower left
  • Numbered 2 (on 100) lower right
  • Label on the reverse

This tapestry belongs to an artistic and social project. On the art collector Kitty Meyer's initiative, Calder made drawings to be weaved in Nicaragua to help people victims to a terrible earthquake in 1972.

For this tapestry, Calder used his 1920's work around wire figurines.