Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, November 15, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance


    Perls Galleries, New York

  • 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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157

Primary Cosmic Eggs

1967

Watercolor on paper.

29 1/2 x 43 in. (74.9 x 109.2 cm).

Signed and dated “Calder 67” lower right.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $55,000

Contemporary Art Part II

16 Nov 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York