Lune et soleil, fond d'azur (Moon and Sun, on a blue background)

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    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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Property from a Private European Collection

Lune et soleil, fond d'azur (Moon and Sun, on a blue background)

circa 1970
Dyed and hand-woven woollen tapestry.
106 x 158 cm (41 3/4 x 62 1/4 in.)
With hand-woven signature on the front, further hand-woven ‘EX-A’ on the reverse, one of 2 proofs aside from the edition of 6, handcrafted by Les Ateliers Pinton, Felletin, France, with their woven monogram and their label affixed to the reverse.

£8,000 - 12,000 

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London Auction 24 January 2019