Calder Foundation

Le 31 Janvier

Date 1950
Media
Sheet metal, wire, and paint
Dimensions
147 5⁄8" × 236 1⁄4"
Collection
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1950
Historical Photos  1
Related exhibitions  5
Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France (1969)

Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. Calder. 2 April–31 May 1969.

Solo Exhibition
Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (2003)

Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao. Calder: Gravedad y la Gracia. 18 March–12 October 2003.

Solo Exhibition
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2009)

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome. Calder: Sculptor of Air. 23 October 2009–14 February 2010.

Solo Exhibition
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2013)

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul. Calder. 18 July–20 October 2013.

Solo Exhibition
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2014)

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Alexander Calder at the Rijksmuseum. 21 June–5 October 2014.

Solo Exhibition
Chronology  1
30 June–27 July 1950

Galerie Maeght, Paris, exhibits “Calder: Mobiles & Stabiles.” Calder, encouraged by Christian Zervos (publisher of Cahiers d’Art) to exhibit at Galerie Maeght, also illustrates the catalogue and the exhibition poster. The Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, purchases a mobile

and the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, purchases Le 31 Janvier.

Works / Hanging Mobile 156
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.