Alexander Calder’s “Flamingo”

Alexander Calder's Flamingo

Installed in 1973 this sculpture was created by Alexander Calder, one of the most eminent sculptors of the 20th century American art. Brilliant orange color (aka “Calder Red”) and the graceful curves are a great contrast to the three black and blocky Mies Van Der Rohe designed Federal buildings surrounding it.

On the day it was revealed, it was declared “Alexander Calder Day” and there was a circus parade. “The sculpture was received in a public ceremony never before nor since equaled in scale nor in fanfare.”

Kluczynski Federal Plaza
230 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
41.8784, -87.6299