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    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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Le Cheval II (Horse II)

4 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 8 in. (12.1 x 11.4 x 20.3 cm).
Inscribed "9." on the reverse of rear leg. This work is from an edition of 50. This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York under application number A00861.09.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $40,000

The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams

7 April 2010
New York