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  • Provenance

    Richard Marshall, gift from the artist, 1976

  • Exhibited

    New York, Susan Sheehan Gallery, Alexander Calder: Works on Paper, 1999

  • Literature

    J. Lipman, R. Wolfe, ed., Calder's Universe, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: Viking Press, 1976, p. 156 and 198 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Alexander Calder defied gravity and breathed life into sculpture with his innovative and enrapturing approach. Producing art over a fifty-year span, Calder created a body of work that is impressive both for its breadth and diversity as well as for its universal mastery of form and space. Calder is perhaps best known for his enchanting series of mobiles, kinetic sculptures that float gracefully in space, but he also created a series of monumental yet airy stabiles, massive abstract forms that are bound to the earth, and was a prolific draftsman, painter, printmaker, and creator of jewelry, ornament, and ephemera. Calder’s work on an intimate scale is as impressive as his monumental sculpture.

    Calder’s work is well represented in the world’s most prestigious arts institutions and he is universally regarded as one of the touchstones of the 20th century avant-garde; his work is routinely exhibited in single retrospectives across the globe, and Calder himself will receive his own institution in his native Philadelphia, which will be designed as a “sanctuary” by leading architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron.

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Two works: (i) Household Objects (ii) Tapestries and Rugs

ink on paper
(i) 19 1/4 x 14 5/8 in. (48.9 x 37.1 cm.)
(ii) 19 7/8 x 14 1/4 in. (50.5 x 36.2 cm.)

Each work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation under application number:
Household Objects, A00385
Tapestries and Rugs, A00382

$20,000 - 30,000 

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