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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 Biography

    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Alexander Calder defied gravity and breathed life into sculpture with his innovative and enrapturing approach. Producing art over a fifty-year span, Calder created a body of work that is impressive both for its breadth and diversity as well as for its universal mastery of form and space. Calder is perhaps best known for his enchanting series of mobiles, kinetic sculptures that float gracefully in space, but he also created a series of monumental yet airy stabiles, massive abstract forms that are bound to the earth, and was a prolific draftsman, painter, printmaker, and creator of jewelry, ornament, and ephemera. Calder’s work on an intimate scale is as impressive as his monumental sculpture.

    Calder’s work is well represented in the world’s most prestigious arts institutions and he is universally regarded as one of the touchstones of the 20th century avant-garde; his work is routinely exhibited in single retrospectives across the globe, and Calder himself will receive his own institution in his native Philadelphia, which will be designed as a “sanctuary” by leading architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron.

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Property from an Important Chicago Collection

204

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 C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019