Calder Foundation
Alexander Calder
9–27 December 1947Buchholz Gallery/Curt Valentin, New York
Related documents  4
Selected works  13
Selected publications  5

Buchholz Gallery/Curt Valentin, New York. Alexander Calder. Exhibition catalogue. 1947. Text by Jean-Paul Sartre.

Solo Exhibition Catalogue

Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Existentialist on Mobilist.” Art News (December 1947).


New York Sun, 12 December 1947.


Devree, Howard. “Calder and Two ‘Firsts.’” New York Times, 14 December 1947.


Gibbs, Jo. “It May Not Be Sculpture, But It’s Vital.” Art Digest, vol. 22, no. 6 (15 December 1947).

Exhibitions / 1946–1952: International Distinction 6

Galerie Louis Carré, Paris. Alexander Calder: Mobiles, Stabiles, Constellations. 25 October–16 November 1946.

Buchholz Gallery/Curt Valentin, New York. Alexander Calder. 9–27 December 1947.

Ministério da Educação e Saúde, Rio de Janeiro. Alexander Calder. September 1948.

New Gallery, Charles Hayden Memorial Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Calder. 5 December 1950–14 January 1951.

Related Timeline
1946–1952 International Distinction

Calder had a major show in 1946 at Galerie Louis Carré in Paris for which Jean-Paul Sartre wrote a seminal essay. He designed sets and costumes for a number of theatrical performances and designed a huge acoustic ceiling for the Aula Magna auditorium at Universidad Central de Venezuela. In 1952, Calder represented the United States at the Venice Biennale, winning the grand prize for sculpture.