Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 13, 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 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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Red and Yellow among Blacks

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.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

13 May 2011
New York