National Gallery of Art Black Calder Watch

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.

National Gallery of Art Black Calder Watch

# 27012

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This white, black, red and blue watch is inspired by the Calder Mobile in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Alexander Calder's 76-foot-long mobile, Untitled, which he made in 1976, was one of Calder's largest works, and it was also one of his last, completed only a few weeks before he died. One of the extraordinary things about this mobile is that while it weighs nearly 1,000 pounds, it moves ever so lightly, powered only by currents of air.

  • 3 layered band
  • 9.18 inches
  • Water resistant
  • Precision Japanese movement

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