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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

    One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Alexander Calder defied gravity and breathed life into sculpture with his innovative and enrapturing approach. Producing art over a fifty-year span, Calder created a body of work that is impressive both for its breadth and diversity as well as for its universal mastery of form and space. Calder is perhaps best known for his enchanting series of mobiles, kinetic sculptures that float gracefully in space, but he also created a series of monumental yet airy stabiles, massive abstract forms that are bound to the earth, and was a prolific draftsman, painter, printmaker, and creator of jewelry, ornament, and ephemera. Calder’s work on an intimate scale is as impressive as his monumental sculpture.

    Calder’s work is well represented in the world’s most prestigious arts institutions and he is universally regarded as one of the touchstones of the 20th century avant-garde; his work is routinely exhibited in single retrospectives across the globe, and Calder himself will receive his own institution in his native Philadelphia, which will be designed as a “sanctuary” by leading architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron.

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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