Calder Coin Purse

About the Artist

The National Gallery of Art 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.

Calder Coin Purse

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This coin purse features a colorful rendering of Alexander Calder's mobile from the East Building of the National Gallery of Art. The 76-foot-long mobile Untitled (1976) is one of Calder's largest works and also one of his last, completed only a few weeks before he died. Though it weighs nearly 1,000 pounds, this extraordinary kinetic sculpture moves ever so lightly, powered only by currents of air.

  • 100% vinyl
  • 4.75 x 4 inches
  • Wipe clean

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