Calder Foundation

Red Petals (maquette)

Date 1941
Media
Sheet metal, wire, and paint
Dimensions
16" × 12" × 6"
Collection
Calder Foundation, New York; Mary Calder Rower Bequest, 2011
Related exhibitions  1
Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York (2015)

Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York. Alexander Calder: Multum in Parvo. 22 April–13 June 2015.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Standing Mobile 264
Related Timeline
1937–1945 Public Commissions and the War

In 1937, Calder completed Devil Fish, his first stabile enlarged from a model. He received two important commissions: Mercury Fountain (1937) and Lobster Trap and Fish Tail (1939). His first retrospective was held in 1938 at the George Walter Vincent Smith Gallery in Springfield, Massachusetts, followed by another in 1943 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.