Video Cassettes
Mobile, by Alexander Calder,#VC137
(24 minutes)
The first work of art placed in the National Gallery's East Building, this mobile is also the last major piece by one of America's great artists, Alexander Calder the man who invented this form of art. The film also takes us on an absorbing journey, as Calder, architect I.M. Pei, artist/engineer Paul Matisse, craftsmen, and museum officials face the challenges of producing this monumental and technically complex piece.