Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Dr. Kaare Kristian Nyhaard, New York (gift of the artist 1970s)
    Thence by descent to Private Collection, Westport, 1989
    Sotheby’s, New York, September 24, 2014, lot 110
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Perls Galleries, Alexander Calder: Recent Gouaches-Early Mobiles, October - November 1970, cat. no. 27, p. 19 (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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Central Frond

gouache and ink on paper
29 3/8 x 43 1/8 in. (74.6 x 109.5 cm)
Signed and dated "Calder 70" lower right.
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A01822.

$40,000 - 60,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 May 2016