Calder Foundation

Samba rattle

Date c. 1948
Tin can, pebbles, and wood
18 5⁄8" × 3 1⁄2" × 3"
Calder Foundation, New York
Works / Household Object 55
Works / Sound-making Work 38
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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.