Photographer's Note

This monumental stainless steel sculpture was commissioned by the International Nickel Company of Canada (INCO) for the 1967 world exposition in Montreal (EXPO67). Designed by the world renown American artist Alexander Calder (1898 ‐1976). This is Calder's second largest monumental stabile, he produced more than 300. Calder called this design ' Three Discs' before it was installed at EXPO67, but at the request of INCO and EXPO67 executives he agreed to name his work L'Homme (The Man), probably because the theme of EXPO67 was Man and his World. Neither of these names can be related to the appearance of the work, it only has has two disks, and it does not looks like a man.
In 2011 it was in the Jean-­Drapeau Park, on Saint Helen island of the St. Lawrence river, not far from its original location during EXPO67. This is not an ideal location for this type of art work. In most other cities the Calder stabiles stand among large steel and glass towers. There is a 2009 report on the Internet about the feasibility of its relocation by art experts and urban planners, but as far as I know it is still on the island.

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