Alexander Calder - New Now New York Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Ateliers Pinton, Felletin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Ice Rink

woven with the artist's signature "Calder" and monogrammed "FP" for Atelier François Pinton lower right; further numbered "1/6" on a label sewn to the reverse
78 1/2 x 115 3/4 in. (199.4 x 294 cm.)
Executed circa 1970, this work is number 1 from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $90,000

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New York Auction 24 September 2019