Calder Foundation
Inventory drawing, Alexander Calder: Gongs and Towers, Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, 1952Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison; The Terese & Alvin S. Lane Collection, 2010
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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.