Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Monday, November 11, 2013 | Phillips

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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

    Alexander Calder is best known for his creation of the mobile. He employed materials such as wire and sheet metal and transformed them into delicate forms that respond to the wind or float in air. Born into a family of artists, 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 artworks worldwide as well as drawings, paintings, jewelry, prints, and textiles, among others. Calder was born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania.

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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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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 12 November 2013 11AM