Two works: (i) Household Objects  (ii) Tapestries and Rugs

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  • Provenance

    Richard Marshall, gift from the artist, 1976

  • Exhibited

    New York, Susan Sheehan Gallery, Alexander Calder: Works on Paper, 1999

  • Literature

    J. Lipman, R. Wolfe, ed., Calder's Universe, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: Viking Press, 1976, p. 156 and 198 (illustrated)

  • 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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Two works: (i) Household Objects (ii) Tapestries and Rugs

1975
ink on paper
(i) 19 1/4 x 14 5/8 in. (48.9 x 37.1 cm.)
(ii) 19 7/8 x 14 1/4 in. (50.5 x 36.2 cm.)

Each work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation under application number:
Household Objects, A00385
Tapestries and Rugs, A00382

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

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