Calder Foundation


Date c. 1952
Tin cans and wire
20" × 25" × 16"
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Gift of The Leonard and Ruth Horwich Family Foundation (no. 2018.6)
Works / Wire Sculpture 76
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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.