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This is an image of a Calder mobile that is currently exhibited at Neue National Galerie for the exhibition Calder Minimal/Maximal. It shows a mobile with black elements only one elements is red. the title is Triumphant red.

Alexander Calder, Rouge triomphant (Triumphant Red)
Hanging mobile: painted sheet metal, rod and wire
(279.4 x 584.2 x 457.2 cm.) 110 x 230 x 180 in.
©Helly Nahmad Gallery NY
© 2021 Calder Foundation, New York / Artist Right Society (ARS), New York. 

Alexander Calder. Minimal/ Maximal
August 22, 2021 - February 13, 2022


The Nahmad Collection is pleased to contribute to Alexander Calder. Minimal/ Maximal held at Neue Nationalgalerie.

Alexander Calder (1898–1976) has been closely associated with the Neue Nationalgalerie for decades, thanks to his masterpiece Têtes et Queue (1965). The outdoor sculpture was installed for the inauguration of Mies van der Rohe’s iconic work of architecture and is now returning to the museum terrace for its reopening.

The American modernist’s transformative mobiles, stabiles and standing mobiles range from the miniature to the monumental. This exhibition traces the unique relationship between size, scale and spatiality in Calder’s works, while juxtaposing his organic forms with the strict geometry of Mies van der Rohe’s building in a poetic dialogue.

The open, experimental approach of the installation – which was specifically conceived for the Neue Nationalgalerie’s glass hall – relies on the participation of visitors, who will be able to experience some of Calder’s works in motion. Some of Calder’s works are activated at varying times, up to four times daily.