Meadow Grass

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  • Provenance

    The Artist
    Nicholas Guppy, London (acquired directly from the above)
    Christie's, New York, May 2, 1985, lot 33
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    Alexander Calder worked as an abstract sculptor and has been commonly referred to as the inventor of the mobile. He employed industrious materials of wire and metal and transformed them into delicate nonobjective forms that respond to the wind or float in air. Although born into a family of sculptors, the artist studied mechanical engineering before pursuing a career in art; although this training in mechanics was not critical to the development of the mobile, it would later be applied to his monumental works. 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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Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

Meadow Grass

signed and dated "Calder 64" lower right
gouache and ink on paper
29 1/2 x 42 1/2 in. (75 x 108 cm.)
Executed in 1964, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A08631.

$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $62,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 432 and 450 Park Avenue