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  • Provenance

    Galerie Chevalier, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Alexander Calder defied gravity and breathed life into sculpture with his innovative and enrapturing approach. Producing art over a fifty-year span, Calder created a body of work that is impressive both for its breadth and diversity as well as for its universal mastery of form and space. Calder is perhaps best known for his enchanting series of mobiles, kinetic sculptures that float gracefully in space, but he also created a series of monumental yet airy stabiles, massive abstract forms that are bound to the earth, and was a prolific draftsman, painter, printmaker, and creator of jewelry, ornament, and ephemera. Calder’s work on an intimate scale is as impressive as his monumental sculpture.

    Calder’s work is well represented in the world’s most prestigious arts institutions and he is universally regarded as one of the touchstones of the 20th century avant-garde; his work is routinely exhibited in single retrospectives across the globe, and Calder himself will receive his own institution in his native Philadelphia, which will be designed as a “sanctuary” by leading architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron.

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Boomerangs

woven with the artist's last name "Calder" and the Les Ateliers Pinton's monogram lower edge; further woven with the number "5/6" on the reverse and with the Les Ateliers Pinton label affixed to the reverse
hand-woven wool tapestry
86 1/8 x 50 in. (218.8 x 127 cm.)
Executed in 1970-1972, this work is number 5 from an edition of 6.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $40,000

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Phillips x Artsy Summer School

Online Auction 27 June - 10 July 2019