Alexander Calder - The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams New York Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Brook Street Gallery, London (1964)

  • Exhibited

    New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, November 6, 1964 - January 31, 1965; St. Louis, W ashington University Art Gallery, February 21 - March 26, 1965; Milwaukee Art Center, February 25 - March 28, 1965; D es Moines Art Center, Alexander Calder: A Retrospective Exhibition, April 28 - May 30, 1965; London, Brook Street Gallery, Vasarely/Calder, July - September 1965

  • 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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Nest with Red Sun

Gouache on paper.
15 x 21 3/4 in. (38.1 x 55.2 cm).
Initialed and dated "CA 61" lower right. This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York under application number A24985.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $42,500

The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams

7 April 2010
New York