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

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  • Provenance

    Perls Galleries, New York
    Eva Lee Gallery, Great Neck (acquired from the above in March 1973)
    Private Collection, Roslyn (acquired from the above in March 1973)
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • 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 a Private New York Collection

206

Bubbles on Orange

signed and dated "Calder 71" lower right
gouache and ink on paper
30 3/4 x 22 3/4 in. (78.1 x 57.8 cm)
Executed in 1971, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A06625.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $163,800

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021