Calder Foundation

Double Gong

Date 1953
Sheet metal, wire, and paint
60" × 132" × 132"
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Historical Photos  1
Works / Hanging Mobile 167
Works / Sound-making Work 38
Related Timeline
1953–1962 Large-scale Developments and Intercontinental Projects

During a yearlong stay in Aix-en-Provence, Calder executed the first group of large-scale outdoor works and concurrently concentrated on painting gouaches. In 1954–55, he visited the Middle East, India, and South America, with trips to Paris in between, resulting in an astonishing output and range of work. Toward the late 1950s, Calder turned his attention to commissions both at home and abroad.