Calder Foundation

Finny Fish

Date 1948
Media
Rod, wire, glass, sheet metal, brass, sardine can key, string, and paint
Dimensions
21" × 61"
Collection
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1996
Related exhibitions  1
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1998)

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Alexander Calder: 1898–1976. 29 March–12 July 1998.

Solo Exhibition
Selected films  1
Works of Calder
Works of Calder 1950Directed and cinematography by Herbert Matter
Works / Fish 12
Works / Hanging Mobile 158
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.