Calder Foundation

Untitled (Happy as Larry)

Date 1949
Oil on canvas mounted on panel
50" × 37 3⁄4"
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison; The Terese and Alvin S. Lane Collection, 2010
Chronology  1
6 January 1950

Happy As Larry, a play written by Donagh MacDonagh and directed by Burgess Meredith with sets by Calder, opens in New York at the Coronet Theatre.

Works / Oil Painting 82
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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.