Calder Foundation


Date c. 1950
Tin cans and wire
33" × 14 1⁄2" × 9 1⁄2"
Calder Foundation, New York
Historical Photos  2
Selected films  1
Alexander Calder: From the Circus to the Moon
Alexander Calder: From the Circus to the Moon 1963Produced and directed by Hans Richter
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.