Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, May 15, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2005

  • 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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Composition (Pyramids and Sun on Target)

1973
ink, gouache on paper
29 1/4 x 43 in. (74.3 x 109.2 cm.)
Signed and dated "Calder 73" lower right.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $137,000

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Day Sale
[email protected]
+1 212 940 1261

Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 16 May 2014 11am