Calder Foundation
Black Lace (c. 1947)
Black Lace (c. 1947)

Black Lace

Date c. 1947
Media
Sheet metal, wire, and paint
Dimensions
15 3⁄4" × 100 3⁄8" × 43 3⁄8"
Collection
Calder Foundation, New York
Related exhibitions  3
Ministério da Educação e Saúde, Rio de Janeiro (1948)

Ministério da Educação e Saúde, Rio de Janeiro. Alexander Calder. September 1948.

Solo Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Calder: Hypermobility. 9 June–23 October 2017.

Solo Exhibition
Musée Picasso, Paris (2019)

Musée Picasso, Paris. Calder-Picasso. 19 February–25 August 2019.

Group Exhibition
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.