Calder Foundation

Untitled (Preliminary drawing for The Arrival of the Bremen or The Spirit of St. Louis)

Date c. 1928
Media
Pencil on paper
Dimensions
8 3⁄8" × 10 7⁄8"
Collection
Calder Foundation, New York; Mary Calder Rower Bequest, 2011
Related exhibitions  1
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2009)

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Alexander Calder: les années parisiennes 1926–1933. 18 March–20 July 2009. Originated from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Work on Paper 260
Related Timeline
1926–1930 Wire Sculpture and the Circus

Soon after moving to Paris in 1926, Calder created his Cirque Calder. Made of wire and a spectrum of found materials, the Cirque was a work of performance art that gained Calder an introduction to the Parisian avant-garde. He continued to explore his invention of wire sculpture, whereby he “drew” with wire in three dimensions the portraits of friends, animals, circus themes, and personalities of the day.