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

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  • Provenance

    Perls Gallery, New York
    Sotheby's Arcade, New York, February 7, 1996, lot 262
    Private Collection, New York
    Christie's East, New York, February 23, 1999, lot 80
    Obelisk Gallery, Boston
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Property from an Important East Coast Collection


Untitled (Man, Woman, Bird and Sun)

signed with the artist's initials "CA" lower right
ink on paper
16 x 13 3/4 in. (40.6 x 34.9 cm.)
Executed circa 1968, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, registered under application number A15209.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $22,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018