Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Perls Galleries, New York; Findlay Gallery, New York, 1975; Dyansen Gallery, Carmel, California; Acquired from the above by the owner circa 1986; Sale: New York, Sotheby's, Contemporary Art, September 10, 2008, Lot 409; Helly Nahmad Gallery, New York; Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    M. Bruzeau, Calder à Saché, Éditions Cercle d'art, Paris 1975, p. 85, pl. 149 (illustrated)

  • 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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Red and Yellow among Blacks

1974
Gouache on paper.
30 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (77.5 x 57.2 cm.)
Signed and dated "74 Calder" lower right. This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York under application number A06946.

Estimate
$35,000 - 45,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

13 May 2011
New York