Modele T (maquette)

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Maeght, Paris
    Guy Loudmer, Paris, 27 October 1982, lot 63
    Private Collection, Paris (acquired at the above sale)
    O’Hara Gallery, New York (acquired in 1983)
    John C. Stoller & Co., Minneapolis
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1983

  • Literature

    Bernice Winslow Mancewicz, Alexander Calder. A Pictorial Essay, Michigan, 1969 (installation view illustrated, p. 26)
    Pedro E. Guerrero, Calder at Home: The Joyous Environment of Alexander Calder, New York, 1998 (installation views illustrated, pp. 79, 97)

  • Artist Bio

    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    Alexander Calder worked as an abstract sculptor and has been commonly referred to as the inventor of the mobile. He employed industrious materials of wire and metal and transformed them into delicate nonobjective forms 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; although this training in mechanics was not critical to the development of the mobile, it would later be applied to his monumental works. 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 was born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania.

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Modele T (maquette)

sheet metal and paint
72.8 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm (28 5/8 x 20 x 20 in.)
Executed circa 1964, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A08071.

£200,000 - 300,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019