Calder Foundation

Dispersed Objects with Brass Gong

Date 1948
Media
Brass, sheet metal, wire, and paint
Dimensions
19" × 66"
Collection
Collection of Jon & Kim Shirley
Selected films  1
Works of Calder
Works of Calder 1950Directed and cinematography by Herbert Matter
Works / Gong 11
Works / Hanging Mobile 155
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.