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

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Maeght, Paris
    Brook Street Gallery, London, 1970
    Private Collection, Los Angeles
    Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Inc., Los Angeles, 1989
    Feingarten Galleries, Beverly Hills, 1993

  • Exhibited

    Milan, Studio Marconi, Calder, April - May 1971
    Los Angeles, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Inc.,Alexander Calder: Sculptures, Paintings and Gouache, December 8, 1990 - January 1, 1991

  • Literature

    , exh. cat., Studio Marconi, Milan, 1971, p. 19 (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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Snakes Puzzles

gouache and ink on paper
29 1/4 x 43 in. (74.3 x 109.2 cm.)
Signed and dated "Calder 70" lower right. This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate signed by the artist.
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation under application number A08700.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $70,000

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 12 November 2013 11AM