Calder Foundation

Black Widow

Date 1959
Media
Sheet metal, bolts, and paint
Dimensions
7'8" × 14'3" × 7'5"
Collection
The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund
Map of installed works
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Historical Photos  4
Related exhibitions  2
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1976)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Calder’s Universe. 14 October 1976–6 February 1977.

Solo Exhibition
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2021)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start. 14 March 2021–15 January 2022.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Monumental Sculpture 213
Works / Stabile 250
Related Timeline
1953–1962 Large-scale Developments and Intercontinental Projects

During a yearlong stay in Aix-en-Provence, Calder executed the first group of large-scale outdoor works and concurrently concentrated on painting gouaches. In 1954–55, he visited the Middle East, India, and South America, with trips to Paris in between, resulting in an astonishing output and range of work. Toward the late 1950s, Calder turned his attention to commissions both at home and abroad.