Calder Foundation

Baby Flat Top

Date 1946
Media
Sheet metal, wire, and paint
Dimensions
49" × 78 3⁄4" × 17 1⁄2"
Collection
The Glenstone Foundation, Potomac, Maryland
Historical Photos  1
Related exhibitions  4
Galerie Louis Carré, Paris (1946)

Galerie Louis Carré, Paris. Alexander Calder: Mobiles, Stabiles, Constellations. 25 October–16 November 1946.

Solo Exhibition
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1998)

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Alexander Calder: 1898–1976. 29 March–12 July 1998.

Solo Exhibition
Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (2003)

Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao. Calder: Gravedad y la Gracia. 18 March–12 October 2003.

Solo Exhibition
Pace, London (2013)

Pace, London. Calder After the War. 19 April–7 June 2013.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Standing Mobile 249
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.