Alexander Calder - Phillips x Artsy Summer School New York Thursday, June 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • 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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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