Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Perls Gallery, New York
    Private collection, New York, circa 1975
    Private Collection, 2000
    Sale: Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Art Morning, November 13, 2003, lot 258
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Perls Gallery, Alexander Calder: Crags and Critters of 1974, October 15 - November 16, 1974

  • 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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Ball Game

gouache on paper
43 1/4 x 29 1/2 in. (109.9 x 74.9 cm)
Signed and dated "Calder 74" lower left. This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation under the application number A06991.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $158,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

16 November 2012
New York