Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    The Estate of the Artist
    Pace Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 2012)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

  • 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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Untitled (Champagne Cork Wire Figure)

champagne cork wire
2 1/8 x 4 x 1 1/4 in. (5.4 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm.)
Executed circa 1960, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, registered under application number A19074.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $35,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018