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Jerusalem Stabile2
Jerusalem Stabile
1976
Painted Steel
90 x 144 x 174 inches (228.6 x 365.8 x 442 cm)
Located on the Blanche P. Levy Park at Meyerson Hall (in front of the School of Design), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Alexander Calder
American
1898–1976

Courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Art Collection, Philadelphia © 2007 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Jerusalem Stabile

Institute of Contemporary Art

Jerusalem Stabile was created by Alexander Calder, the artist who invented mobiles. He used the term “stabile” for his large, abstract sculptures made of unusual, painted steel shapes bolted together that don’t move, like this one. Glimpses of bright red, curving shapes that sprout from a terrace surrounded by large buildings, trees, and grass invite us to come closer and investigate.
 

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