Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Perls Galleries, New York
    Private Collection, U.S. (acquired from the above in 1972)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2016

  • Exhibited

    New York, Perls Galleries, Calder: Animobiles – Recent Gouaches, October 5 – November 6, 1971, no. 35, p. 24 (illustrated)
    New York, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976) Gouaches, April 17 – May 17, 2008

  • 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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Sculpture in the City

signed and dated "Calder 1971" lower right
gouache and ink on paper
29 1/4 x 43 in. (74.3 x 109.2 cm.)
Executed in 1971, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A02593.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $93,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 May 2017