Modern and Contemporary Art
Red Frame ConstructionMade in United States, North and Central America
Alexander Calder, American, 1898 - 1976
Painted metal, wood, wire
Currently not on view
1946-70-8A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1946
LabelThis 1932 composition of disks and globes suspended in a red frame represents a format more geometric than Calder’s kinetic mobiles, which he introduced in a Paris exhibition earlier the same year. Calder made Construction after returning from a trip to Barcelona, where he may have seen examples of flat wall reliefs by his friend Joan Miró, the Spanish Surrealist.