Calder Foundation

Harlequin

Date 1937
Media
Sheet metal, rod, string, and paint
Dimensions
58" wide
Collection
Private Collection
Related exhibitions  1
Hauser & Wirth, Zürich (2015)

Hauser & Wirth, Zürich. Transparence: Calder / Picabia. 14 June–25 July 2015.

Group Exhibition
Works / Hanging Mobile 155
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.