Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, November 14, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Perls Galleries, New York
    Private Collection, Truro, 1970
    By descent to Private Collection, 2001
    Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Art Day Auction, May 13, 2013, lot 149
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Long Beach, Long Beach Museum of Art, Calder Gouaches: The Art of Alexander Calder, January 11 - February 8, 1970, traveled to San Diego, Fine Arts Museum of San Diego (February 27 - March 9, 1970), Phoenix, Phoenix Museum of Art (May 1 - May, 1970)

  • Literature

    Calder Gouaches, The Art of Alexander Calder, exh. cat., Long Beach, Long Beach Museum of Art, 1970, cat. no. 44

  • 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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gouache, ink on paper
43 x 29 1/4 in. (109.2 x 74.3 cm)
Signed and dated "Calder 69" lower right.
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A06246.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $137,000

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