Calder’s Last Major Work to Jerusalem
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Calder’s Last Major Work to Jerusalem

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The last major work by the famed sculptor Alexander Calder, who died last week at 78, will be erected at Holland Square in Beit Hakerem, Jerusalem next May, it was learned here over the weekend. Calder donated the model for the work during his first and only visit to Jerusalem last year. He picked the site himself. The sculpture is now being completed at Tours, France. It is being paid for by Phillip Berman of Allentown, Pa.

Instructions for the precise mounting of the work, including exact measurements of the points on which it stands, were recently received in Jerusalem, in Calder’s handwriting.

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