Composition (Pyramids and Sun on Target)

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  • Provenance

    Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2005

  • Artist Bio

    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    Alexander Calder worked as an abstract sculptor and has been commonly referred to as the creator of the mobile. He employed industrious materials of wire and metal and transformed them into delicate geometric shapes that respond to the wind or float in air. Although born into a family of sculptors, the artist studied mechanical engineering before pursuing a career in art; these studies may explain the science behind the unique balancing act of his dynamic structures. In addition to his mobiles, Calder produced an array of public constructions worldwide as well as drawings and paintings that feature the same brand of abstraction. Calder lived in Lawnton, Pennsylvania.

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Composition (Pyramids and Sun on Target)

ink, gouache on paper
29 1/4 x 43 in. (74.3 x 109.2 cm.)
Signed and dated "Calder 73" lower right.

$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $137,000

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Contemporary Art Day

New York 16 May 2014 11am