Calder Foundation

Mobile

Date 1941
Media
Sheet metal, wire, and paint
Dimensions
44" × 126" × 126"
Collection
The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Gift of the Aluminum Company of America, 1995
Historical Photos  4
Chronology  1
1941

Harrison commissions Calder to make a mobile for the Hotel Avila Ballroom, Caracas, Venezuela.

Works / Hanging Mobile 159
Related Timeline
1937–1945 Public Commissions and the War

In 1937, Calder completed Devil Fish, his first stabile enlarged from a model. He received two important commissions: Mercury Fountain (1937) and Lobster Trap and Fish Tail (1939). His first retrospective was held in 1938 at the George Walter Vincent Smith Gallery in Springfield, Massachusetts, followed by another in 1943 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.