Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 16, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Leonard B. & Gloria Gutner, New York, gift from the artist
    By descent from the above to the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the Universe, or part thereof.”
    Alexander Calder, 1951

  • 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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ink, gouache on paper
29 x 43 in. (73.7 x 109.2 cm.)
Signed and dated "Calder 75" lower right. This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation under application number A26469.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $93,750

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 16 May 2014 11am