Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Part II New York Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Perls Gallery, New York
    Private collection, New York, 1970

  • Literature

    A. Michelle (ed.), Jewelry Connoisseur, summer 2004, p. 38 (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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Untitled (bracelet)

circa 1940
4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (11.4 x 6.4 cm)
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York under the Application number A13242.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

8 November 2011
New York