Calder Foundation

The Whirling Ear

Date 1958
Sheet metal and paint, with motor
approx. 25' × 15'
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels
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Calder’s International Monuments by Robert Osborn

Osborn, Robert. “Calder’s International Monuments.” Art in America, vol. 57, no. 2 (March–April 1969).

Chronology  1
January 1958

Calder completes the motorized, monumental sculpture The Whirling Ear, a commission made for the pool in front of the United States Pavilion at the Brussels Universal and International Exhibition. The sculpture was made by Calder at Gowans-Knight in Watertown,


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