Calder Foundation
Red Panel (c. 1934)
Red Panel (c. 1934)

Red Panel

Date c. 1934
Plywood, wood, sheet metal, wire, and paint, with motors
11 7⁄8" × 8 1⁄4" × 7 1⁄2"
Calder Foundation, New York
Historical Photos  1
Related exhibitions  1
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Calder: Hypermobility. 9 June–23 October 2017.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Panel / Frame 24
Works / Standing Mobile 268
Related Timeline
1930–1936 Shift to Abstraction

Following a visit in October of 1930 to Piet Mondrian’s studio, where he was impressed by the environmental installation, Calder made his first wholly abstract compositions and invented the kinetic sculpture now known as the mobile. Coined for these works by Marcel Duchamp in 1931, the word “mobile” refers to both “motion” and “motive” in French. He also created stationary abstract works that Jean Arp dubbed “stabiles.”