Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Malcolm Cowley, Connecticut (gifted by the artist)
    Jonathan O'Hara Fine Art, New York (acquired in 2005)
    Ruth O'Hara, New York (acquired from the above in 2005)

  • Exhibited

    New York, Jonathan O'Hara Gallery, Simplicity of Means, Calder and the Devised Object, October 25–December 8, 2007, no. 44, pp. 64, 78 (illustrated)

  • 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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Property from the Estate of Ruth O’Hara



12 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 7/8 in. (31.1 x 23.5 x 2.2 cm)
Executed in 1948, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A21777.

$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $25,200

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021