Calder Foundation


Date 1942
Ink, gouache, and pencil on paper
21 7⁄8" × 29 7⁄8"
Calder Foundation, New York; Gift of Andréa Davidson, Shawn Davidson, Alexander S. C. Rower & Holton Rower, 2013
Related exhibitions  1
Centro Botín, Santander, Spain (2019)

Centro Botín, Santander, Spain. Calder Stories. 29 June–3 November 2019.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Unusual Project 25
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.