Bowling

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Maeght, Paris
    Private Collection, Brussels (acquired from the above in 1974)
    Private Collection, Chicago
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Literature

    “The 25 Most Intriguing People of 1974: Alexander Calder”, People, vol. 2, no. 27, December 30, 1974 – January 6, 1975, pp. 42-43 (illustrated in progress)

  • Artist Bio

    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    Alexander Calder worked as an abstract sculptor and has been commonly referred to as the inventor of the mobile. He employed industrious materials of wire and metal and transformed them into delicate nonobjective forms that respond to the wind or float in air. Although born into a family of sculptors, the artist studied mechanical engineering before pursuing a career in art; although this training in mechanics was not critical to the development of the mobile, it would later be applied to his monumental works. 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 Chicago Collection

Bowling

signed and dated "Calder 74" lower right
gouache and ink on paper
29 1/2 x 43 1/8 in. (74.9 x 109.5 cm.)
Executed in 1974, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A12771.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $87,500

Contact Specialist
John McCord
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019