Calder Foundation

Sumac with Gong

Date 1951
Media
Sheet metal, brass, wire, and paint
Dimensions
50 1⁄2" × 63"
Collection
Private Collection
Historical Photos  1
Related exhibitions  1
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York (1952)

Curt Valentin Gallery, New York. Alexander Calder: Gongs and Towers. 15 January–10 February 1952.

Solo Exhibition
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.