Mobile

Alexander Calder, American, 1898 - 1976

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about 1953

Painted sheet aluminum and wire

Overall: 18 × 36 in. (45.7 × 91.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Partial gift of Nancy and Heinz Valtin in memory of Curt Valentin and partial purchase through the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisition Fund

© Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

S.998.41

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Sculpture

Classification

Sculpture

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, on red horizontal plate: CA. [Signed by Calder some years after the piece was created, probably in the late 1960's or early 1970's, when the piece was sent to either the Perls Gallery or the Pace Gallery.]

Exhibition History

Virtual Space for Dialogue, 2017, In Relationship: Finding Balance in Modern American Sculpture, Madeline Thompson, Class of 2017, Kathyrn Conroy Programing Intern, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. https://www.mthompson.vsfd.hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/

The Expanding Universe of Postwar Art, Northeast Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-December 1, 2019.

On loan to the Museum of Fine Arts, Rochester, New York, 1955-1957 (not for a specific exhibition).

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, January 11, 2001-August 12, 2002.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, August 8, 2000-September 26, 2001.

Publication History

Sharon Reed, Hood Museum acquires mobile created by the art form's inventor, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, Vox of Dartmouth, September 18, 2000, ill. p. 7

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 167, ill. plate no. 98.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, p.91, no.65.

Provenance

Curt Valentin (donor's uncle and owner of the Curt Valentin Gallery, New York); given to Nancy (Eleanor) Heffernan Valtin and Dr. Heinz Valtin, June 1953 (as wedding gift); partial gift/purchase to present collection, 1998.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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