Calder | Miró Constellations

In collaboration with the Pace Gallery

April 20 – May 26, 2017

Joan Miró

Chiffres et constellations amoureux d’une femme (Ciphers and Constellations in Love with a Woman)

June 12, 1941

Gouache and watercolor with traces of graphite on ivory wove paper, 18 1/8 x 15 inches (46 x 38 cm)

The Art Institute of Chicago; Gift of Mrs. Gilbert W. Chapman (1953.338)

Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago /Art Resource, NY

Art © 2017 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Alexander Calder, Constellation, 1943

Wood, wire and paint

33 x 36 x 14 inches 

Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York

Photograph by Tom Powel Imaging

© 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Joan Miró

Femmes au bord du lac à la surface irisée par le passage d’un cygnet (Women at the Edge of the Lake Made Iridescent by the Passage of a Swan)

May 14, 1941

Gouache and oil wash on paper, 18 1/8 x 15 inches (46 x 38 cm)

Private Collection

© 2017 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Press Release

Pace Gallery and Acquavella Galleries are pleased to announce Calder / Miró: Constellations, featuring the Constellations series of Alexander Calder and Joan Miró, respectively. The distinct yet complementary presentations illuminate the startling affinities between the two artists, who at the time the series were created, were separated by the Atlantic during World War II and unable to communicate. Presenting approximately 60 sculptures, paintings and works on paper in dialogue with one another, these shows highlight the varied formal, social and political concerns that informed the significant series—neither of which were actually named Constellations by the artists themselves.

Miró: Constellations will be on view from April 20 through May 26 at Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79th Street, and Calder: Constellations will be on view from April 20 through June 30 at Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street. A joint opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 5:30 to 8 PM at both galleries.

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