Alexander Calder - New Now New York Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Providence (gifted by the artist)
    Wright, Chicago, December 11, 2007, lot 401
    Mark Borghi Fine Art, Bridgehampton (acquired at the above sale)
    Acquired from the above 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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Little Miss Pocket

signed "A. Calder" lower right
ink on paper
11 3/8 x 10 1/8 in. (28.9 x 25.7 cm)
Executed in 1944, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A23658.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,200

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
20th Century & Contemporary Art

New Now

New York Auction 3 March 2021