Calder Foundation

Untitled (maquette for Three Penn Center Plaza)

Date 1955
Sheet metal, wood, wire, and paint
24" high; base: 5" × 48" × 42"
Philadelphia Museum of Art; Gift of Three Penn Center Plaza, Inc., 1955
Works / Standing Mobile 268
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.