Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Artist (commissioned for Centre Square, Inc., Philadelphia by Jack L. Wogin, 1975)
    Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1975)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004

  • Exhibited

    Online, Pace Gallery, Calder, Callahan, and the Intensified Image, July 14-August 3, 2020

  • 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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Untitled (Cartoon for Centre Square, Philadelphia Banner)

signed with the artist's initials and dated "CA 75" lower right
gouache and ink on paper
43 1/8 x 14 3/4 in. (109.5 x 37.5 cm)
Executed in 1975, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A19109.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $69,850

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 May 2023