Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | Phillips

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    The artist at work

    • Provenance

      Private Collection, New York
      Doyle, New York, 14 November 2000, lot 58
      Private Collection
      Alexander Calder: Imagining the Universe, Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 15 September 2015, lot 9
      Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

    • 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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signed and dated 'Calder '65' lower right
gouache and ink on paper
53.3 x 74.3 cm. (20 7/8 x 29 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1965, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York under application number A19130.

Full Cataloguing

HK$350,000 - 550,000 

Sold for HK$567,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 21 June 2022