Calder Foundation

Constellation for Mantel

Date 1949
Media
Wood, wire, and paint
Dimensions
48" × 28" × 17"
Collection
Private Collection
Related exhibitions  1
Pace Gallery, New York (2017)

Pace Gallery, New York. Calder: Constellations. 20 April–30 June 2017.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Constellation 38
Works / Standing Mobile 249
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.