Alexander Calder - New Now New York Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Perls Galleries, New York
    Private Collection, Houston (acquired from the above in 1973)
    Christie's, New York, September 10, 2007, lot 335
    Alberto Pinto
    Christie's, Paris, December 6, 2017, lot 183
    Acquired at the above sale 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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Two Black Branches

signed and dated "Calder 72" lower right
gouache and ink on paper
22 3/4 x 30 3/4 in. (57.8 x 78.1 cm)
Executed in 1972, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A10422.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $103,320

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen
Head of Sale, New Now
212 940 1207

New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2022