Calder | Prouvé Card Set
This card set was produced on the occasion of the exhibition Calder | Prouvé at Gagosian, Le Bourget, and Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris. It includes ten blank flat cards featuring installation photography of Alexander Calder’s and Jean Prouvé’s works as well as envelopes, in a paper box case.
Calder and Prouvé met in the early 1950s. They corresponded regularly between Calder’s frequent trips to Paris, exchanging ideas on architecture and sculpture. In 1958, Calder collaborated with Prouvé to construct the steel base of La Spirale, a monumental mobile for the UNESCO site in Paris.
Calder | Prouvé evokes comparisons between the artist’s colorful mobiles and abstract sculptures and the industrial designer’s distinctive furniture and architectural projects, testifying to the fruitful exchange between these two giants of modernism.