Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 11, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Perls Gallery, New York
    Findlay Gallery, New York, 1975
    Dyansen Gallery, Carmel, California
    Acquired from the above, 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.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $68,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

Contemporary Art Day
11 May 2012
New York