Calder Foundation

Red Lily

Date 1947
Sheet metal, wire, and paint
50 3⁄4" × 77 1⁄4" × 51"
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Historical Photos  1
Works / Standing Mobile 268
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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.