Calder Foundation


Date 1940
Brass wire
2" × 3 1⁄4" × 3 1⁄4"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection; Gift of Muriel Kallis Newman, 2006 (no. 2006.32.7)
Historical Photos  1
Related exhibitions  2
Willard Gallery, New York (1940)

Willard Gallery, New York. Calder Jewelry. 3–25 December 1940.

Solo Exhibition
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2008)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Calder Jewelry. 8 December 2008–1 March 2009. Originated from the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Jewelry 123
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.