Big Black Disc

(c. 1930)

Alexander Calder, American, b. Lawnton, Pennsylvania, 1898–1976

Ink on paper, 19 1/16 × 24 15/16 in. (48.4 × 63.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Accession Number: 86.727

Provenance:
Perls Galleries, New York, to 16 November 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, 16 November 1968-31 August 1981
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Exhibition History:
PERLS GALLERIES, New York. "Alexander Calder, Space: Drawings 1930-1932, Gouaches 1967-1968," 15 October-9 November 1968, no. 3, ill.
[GALERIE MAEGHT, Paris. 1969]
TATE MODERN, London. "Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture," 11 November 2015-3 April 2016, color ill. p. 137.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Abstraction (Mid-Century)