Alexander Calder - New Now New York Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Nicholas Guppy, London (acquired directly from the artist)
    Flair Gallery, Cincinnati
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1969)
    Thence by descent to 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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Property from an Important Midwest Collection


Blue and Yellow Spheres

signed and dated "Calder 65" lower right
gouache and ink on paper
21 1/4 x 29 1/2 in. (54 x 74.9 cm)
Executed in 1965, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A14293.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $62,500

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Sam Mansour
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New York
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New Now

New York Auction 30 September 2020