Calder Foundation

Birthday Cake

Date 1956
Media
Tin cans, aluminum, and wire
Dimensions
22" × 18" × 15"
Collection
Calder Foundation, New York
Related exhibitions  1
Kunsthal Rotterdam (2021)

Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands. Calder Now. 21 November 2021–29 May 2022.

Group Exhibition
Works / Standing Mobile 262
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.