Calder Foundation

Moths II

Date 1947
Media
Sheet metal, rod, wire, and paint
Dimensions
47 1⁄2" × 78" × 45"
Collection
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Related exhibitions  1
Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France (1969)

Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. Calder. 2 April–31 May 1969.

Solo Exhibition
Chronology  1
April 1952

Calder designs the sets and costumes for Nucléa, written by Henri Pichette. The costumes include two large silver necklaces and a silver bracelet.

Works / Standing Mobile 253
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.