Calder in India installation view at Ordovas, Photography by Mike Bruce Calder in India installation view at Ordovas, Photography by Mike Bruce

"…It is very cold here, and so we will be delighted to come where it is warmer, but the great delight is to see India, and to meet you and your family Cordially Sandy" (Alexander Calder 9 December 1954)

On 12 January 1955 Alexander and Louisa Calder arrived in Bombay and travelled to Ahmedabad, the home of their hosts Kamalini, Gautam and Gira Sarabhai, in India. They remained in India for three months, travelling, sight seeing and, as was always the case with the perennially creative Calder, working. During this stay, Alexander Calder produced nine sculptures as well as some jewellery.

Calder in India presents a unique opportunity to see the works that Calder produced in response to Indiaand perhaps the last opportunity to see them again all together. We are indebted to the generosity of the different owners for making this possible. It is the first time these works have been seen in public since 1955 – indeed, it is the first time that they have ever been seen in the West.


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Calder in India

31 May – 3 August 2012