Alexander Calder - New Now New York Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Dr. Kaare Kristian Nygaard, New York (gift of the artist in the 1970s)
    Private Collection, Westport (acquired thence by descent from the above in 1989)
    Sotheby’s, New York, September 24, 2014, lot 110
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Perls Galleries, Alexander Calder: Recent Gouaches-Early Mobiles, October 20 - November 28, 1970, no. 27, p. 19 (illustrated)

  • 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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signed and dated "Calder 70" lower right
gouache and ink on paper
29 3/8 x 43 1/8 in. (74.6 x 109.5 cm.)
Executed in 1970, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, registered under application number A01822.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $50,000

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New York Auction 26 September 2018