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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED WEST COST COLLECTOR

Snakes Puzzles

1970
29 1/4 x 43 in. (74.3 x 109.2 cm.)
gouache and ink on paper
Signed and dated "Calder 70" lower right. This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate signed by the artist.
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation under application number A08700.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $70,000

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Day Sale
astoffel@phillips.com
+1 212 940 1261

  • Provenance

    Galerie Maeght, Paris
    Brook Street Gallery, London, 1970
    Private Collection, Los Angeles
    Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Inc., Los Angeles, 1989
    Feingarten Galleries, Beverly Hills, 1993

  • Exhibited

    Milan, Studio Marconi, Calder, April - May 1971
    Los Angeles, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Inc.,Alexander Calder: Sculptures, Paintings and Gouache, December 8, 1990 - January 1, 1991

  • Literature


    Calder
    , exh. cat., Studio Marconi, Milan, 1971, p. 19 (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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235

PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED WEST COST COLLECTOR

Snakes Puzzles

1970
29 1/4 x 43 in. (74.3 x 109.2 cm.)
gouache and ink on paper
Signed and dated "Calder 70" lower right. This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate signed by the artist.
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation under application number A08700.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $70,000

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Day Sale
astoffel@phillips.com
+1 212 940 1261

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