Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2019 | Phillips

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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 Biography

    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    Alexander Calder is best known for his creation of the mobile. He employed materials such as wire and sheet metal and transformed them into delicate forms that respond to the wind or float in air. Born into a family of artists, Calder created art from childhood and moved to Paris in 1926, where he became a pioneer of the international avant-garde. In addition to his mobiles, Calder produced an array of public artworks worldwide as well as drawings, paintings, jewelry, prints, and textiles, among others. 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 

Sold for £187,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019