Sculpture in the City
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  • Provenance

    Perls Galleries, New York
    Private Collection, U.S. (acquired from the above in 1972)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2016

  • Exhibited

    New York, Perls Galleries, Calder: Animobiles – Recent Gouaches, October 5 – November 6, 1971, no. 35, p. 24 (illustrated)
    New York, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976) Gouaches, April 17 – May 17, 2008

  • 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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Sculpture in the City

signed and dated "Calder 1971" lower right
gouache and ink on paper
29 1/4 x 43 in. (74.3 x 109.2 cm.)
Executed in 1971, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A02593.

$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $93,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 May 2017