Calder Foundation

Constellation with Red Knife

Date 1943
Media
Wood, wire, and paint
Dimensions
19" × 21" × 15"
Collection
Jon & Kim Shirley
Related exhibitions  2
Pace Gallery, New York (2017)

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

Solo Exhibition
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2019)

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor. 5 April–4 August 2019. Originated from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Constellation 38
Works / Stabile 245
Related Timeline
1937–1945 Public Commissions and the War

In 1937, Calder completed Devil Fish, his first stabile enlarged from a model. He received two important commissions: Mercury Fountain (1937) and Lobster Trap and Fish Tail (1939). His first retrospective was held in 1938 at the George Walter Vincent Smith Gallery in Springfield, Massachusetts, followed by another in 1943 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.