Calder Foundation
Alexander Calder: Sculpture–Mobiles
4 July–12 August 1962Arts Council of Great Britain, Tate Gallery, London
Related documents  1
Selected works  54
Selected publications  24

Arts Council of Great Britain, Tate Gallery, London. Alexander Calder: Sculpture–Mobiles. Exhibition catalogue. 1962. Text by James Johnson Sweeney (excerpt from MoMA 1943).

Solo Exhibition Catalogue

Alexander Calder at the Tate (1962). Part of the series “Monitor.” BBC-TV, London. 16mm, black-and-white, sound (English); 6 min.

Film

Piper, Myfanwy. “Calder.” Harper’s Bazaar (London), vol. 66, no. 4 (July 1962).

Magazine

Butcher, George. “Alexander Calder Exhibition at the Tate.” The Guardian, c. July 1962.

Newspaper

Turnbull, Ivor. “Wanted: seven giant fans to make the mobiles move.” Evening Standard, 3 July 1962.

Newspaper

“A Sculptor of Mobiles.” The Times (London), 4 July 1962.

Newspaper

Carritt, David. “The Art of Calder: What a Lark!” Evening Standard, 5 July 1962.

Newspaper

Gosling, Nigel. “Flirting with the Fourth Dimension.” Observer Weekend Review, 8 July 1962.

Newspaper

“Hardware in the Sky.” Sunday Times, 8 July 1962.

Newspaper

Roberts, Keith. “Calder en la Galeria Tate.” Time & Tide (12–19 July 1962).

Magazine

Graham, Hugh. “Alexander Calder.” The Spectator, 13 July 1962.

Newspaper

Nash, John M. “Sculptures Driven by Motors.” Yorkshire Post, 16 July 1962.

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Lambert, Helen. “Calder’s ‘Happy’ Mobiles on View at Tate Gallery.” New York Herald Tribune (Paris), 18 July 1962.

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Smith, Edward Lucie. “Many Dimensions.” The Listener, 19 July 1962.

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Munro, Ion S. “Wavy World of Alexander Calder.” Glasgow Herald, 25 July 1962.

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Wraight, Robert. “Master of the Mobile.” Tatler (25 July 1962).

Magazine

Ben-Tovim, Cecily. “Mobile Forest.” London Tribune, 27 July 1962.

Newspaper

Seldis, Henry J. “Calder’s Wired for Sound: Applause.” Los Angeles Times, 29 July 1962.

Newspaper

“Please Do Touch.” Newsweek, vol. 60 (6 August 1962).

Magazine

Bruce-Milne, Majorie. Christian Science Monitor, 8 August 1962.

Newspaper

Salvesen, Christopher. “Games.” News Statesman and Nation, 17 August 1962.

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Staniland, Bernard. “Pioneer of Mobiles.” Newscastle, 18 August 1962.

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Rickey, George. “Calder in London.” Arts Magazine, vol. 36, no. 10 (September 1962).

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“Alexander Calder from Montreal: Calder’s ‘Black Bottoms.’” The Connoisseur London (September 1962).

Magazine
Chronology  1
4 July–12 August 1962

Tate Gallery, London, exhibits “Alexander Calder: Sculpture–Mobiles,” a retrospective. The catalogue’s introduction is written by Sweeney.

Exhibitions / 1953–1962: Large-scale Developments and Intercontinental Projects 2

Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil. II Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. 15 December 1953–28 February 1954.

Arts Council of Great Britain, Tate Gallery, London. Alexander Calder: Sculpture–Mobiles. 4 July–12 August 1962.

Related Timeline
1953–1962 Large-scale Developments and Intercontinental Projects

During a yearlong stay in Aix-en-Provence, Calder executed the first group of large-scale outdoor works and concurrently concentrated on painting gouaches. In 1954–55, he visited the Middle East, India, and South America, with trips to Paris in between, resulting in an astonishing output and range of work. Toward the late 1950s, Calder turned his attention to commissions both at home and abroad.