Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 17, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Perls Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, New York

  • Exhibited

    Michigan, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Alexander Calder: Mobiles and Stabiles, May 18 - August 24, 1969

  • Catalogue Essay

    I like black and white, that's one thing and then, black and white and red, red's's the only color that really counts somehow.
    Alexander Calder
    (Oral history interview with Alexander Calder, 1971 Oct. 26, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.)

  • 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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Flower Seeds

gouache on paper
22 x 30 1/2 in. (55.9 x 77.5 cm.)
Signed and dated "Calder 68" lower right. This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation under application number A06136.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $57,500

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Amanda Stoffel
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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 17 May 2013 10am