National Gallery of Art Calder Mobile Umbrella

About the Artist

From the invention of the mobile to the creation of outdoor sculpture on a grand scale in bolted steel plate, American artist Alexander Calder (1898–1976) profoundly transformed the history of modern art. Over the course of seven decades, Calder made some 22,000 works that range from wire sculptures, mobiles, stabiles, monumental sculptures, paintings, and drawings, to lesser-known works such as jewelry, bronzes, and domestic objects.

National Gallery of Art Calder Mobile Umbrella

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This black and white umbrella 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.

  • Nylon over steel frame
  • 9.5 inches closed
  • 42-inch arc
  • Manual

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