Calder Foundation


Date 1947
9" × 7 7⁄8"
Published by Pierre à feu–Maeght Éditeur, Paris
Printed by Mourlot frères, Paris
Edition size
Lithograph bound-in between pages 30–31 of the deluxe edition of Le Surréalisme en 1947, published in conjunction with the 1947 Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, Galerie Maeght, Paris / Printed in a deluxe slipcased edition, with a cover by Marcel Duchamp and Enrico Donati, of 999 examples / Examples I to XLIX signed by André Breton and Duchamp / Boxed set includes a cover by Rémy Duval
Works / Print 70
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.