Alexander Calder Mobile Limited Edition Plate Set

About the Artist

The National Gallery is home to a wide variety of mobiles, stabiles, standing mobiles, and works on paper by American master Alexander Calder (1898–1976). Calder is best known for his invention of the mobile, or kinetic abstract sculpture, which he began making in Paris in the early 1930s, as well as his radical wire sculpture. He also applied his innovative aesthetic to diverse media such as jewelry and theater sets. From the 1950s onward, he gained international renown for his monumental sculptures, which grace public plazas and parks worldwide.

Alexander Calder Mobile Limited Edition Plate Set

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In the spirit of Alexander Calder's kinship with France, enduring from his early years in Paris to his later years in Saché in the Indre-et-Loire, the Calder Foundation worked closely with Bernardaud to craft reproductions on porcelain of Calder mobiles from the 1940s and 1950s. The selection ranges from a 1940 noise-producing mobile with its cascade of projecting rods to masterpieces of spatial complexity from the 1950s that charge the surrounding space with infinite possibilities. With their black and red silhouettes and curving shapes, Calder's mobiles exude a radiant splendor that, in the manner of Bernardaud's storied craftsmanship, continues to cultivate inspiration among sophisticates worldwide.
  • Set of 6 porcelain plates
  • 10.6 inches
  • Limited edition of 3,000
  • Gift-boxed
  • Produced in Limoge, France

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