Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    M. Knoedler & Co., New York
    Hanson Galleries, San Francisco (acquired from the above in 1980)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1981

  • 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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Untitled

signed and dated "Calder 70" lower right
gouache and ink on paper
29 1/4 x 43 in. (74.3 x 109.2 cm.)
Executed in 1970, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A28428.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $67,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 15 November 2017