Calder Foundation

Yellow Plane

Date 1946
Media
Sheet metal, wire, and paint
Dimensions
36 1⁄2" × 51 1⁄4" × 49 1⁄4"
Collection
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Related exhibitions  1
Ministério da Educação e Saúde, Rio de Janeiro (1948)

Ministério da Educação e Saúde, Rio de Janeiro. Alexander Calder. September 1948.

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.