Calder Foundation
Letter from Calder to Joan Miró, 10 December 1928. Calder wrote to Miró at the recommendation of Elizabeth "Babe" Hawes, suggesting that they meet when Miró returned to Paris.Private Collection
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1926–1930 Wire Sculpture and the Circus

Soon after moving to Paris in 1926, Calder created his Cirque Calder. Made of wire and a spectrum of found materials, the Cirque was a work of performance art that gained Calder an introduction to the Parisian avant-garde. He continued to explore his invention of wire sculpture, whereby he “drew” with wire in three dimensions the portraits of friends, animals, circus themes, and personalities of the day.