Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Saturday, May 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Artist Biography

    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. Born into a family of sculptors, 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 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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Property from a Private European Collection



woven with the artist's signature 'Calder' lower right; further woven with the Ateliers Pinton Manufactures monogram 'FP' lower left; further woven with 'EXA' on the reverse
dyed and hand-woven woollen tapestry
146 x 208.5 cm. (57 1/2 x 82 1/8 in.)
Executed circa 1970, this work is one of two artist's proofs from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs.

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$325,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019