Alexander Calder - 20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Phillips

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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

    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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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

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John McCord
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New York
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20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019