Calder Foundation

New Blériot

Date c. 1950
Media
Sheet metal, wire, rod, and paint
Dimensions
45 1⁄2" × 45" × 32"
Collection
Triton Foundation, The Netherlands
Historical Photos  3
Related exhibitions  3
New Gallery, Charles Hayden Memorial Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (1950)

New Gallery, Charles Hayden Memorial Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Calder. 5 December 1950–14 January 1951.

Solo Exhibition
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York (1952)

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

Solo Exhibition
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel (2016)

Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel. Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss. 29 May–4 September 2016.

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.