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Mobil blanc

Artist Alexander Calder (American, 1898–1976)

Place of Creation: Roxbury, Connecticut


Overall: 196.9 x 416.6 x 416.6cm (77 1/2 x 164 x 164in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted steel

On View

Saundra B. and William H. Lane Galleries (Gallery 332)


Americas, Contemporary Art



An abstract mobile constructed from stainless steel with a dozen circular and fin-shaped pieces attached to an armature of several spanning arms.


One fin-shaped flag is engraved "CA, 71"


From the artist to Galerie Maeght, Paris; Private Collection; PaceWildenstein, New York; purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, January 2000.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund, Mr. and Mrs. Stokley Towles, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Rabb, Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Lynch, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Linde, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stemberg, Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund, Susan B. Kaplan, William E. Nickerson Fund, Helen and Alice Colburn Fund, Barbara and Steven Grossman, Mr. and Mrs. J. Atwood Ives, Ernest Kahn Fund, Helen B. Sweeney Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, Mrs. I. W. Colburn, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams, Mr. and Mrs. William Crozier, Lynn Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fraser, an anonymous donor, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jaffe, Davis and Carol Noble, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Rosenfeld, Arthur Mason Knapp Fund, Mary L. Smith Fund, Susan Cornelia Warren Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Remis, Judith Pick Eissner, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Olney, and Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation


© 2011 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.