Alexander Calder - The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams New York Tuesday, April 6, 2010 | Phillips

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  • 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; New York, The Jewish Museum, The Harry N. Abrams Family Collection, June 29 - September 5, 1966, no. 19

  • 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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Untitled

1964
Gouache on paper.
29 1/2 x 42 1/4 in. (74.9 x 107.3 cm).
Signed and dated "Calder 64" lower right. This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York under application number A03802.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $62,500

The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams

7 April 2010
New York