Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Thursday, November 18, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Brooks Street Gallery, London (acquired circa late 1960s)
    Private Collection, New York
    James Goodman Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, New York (acquired in 1974)
    Anita Friedman Fine Arts, New York (2015)
    Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York (2015)
    Schiller and Bodo, New York (2015)
    Private Collection, Europe (2015)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2019

  • 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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Soleil Noir

signed and dated "Calder 67" lower right
gouache and ink on paper
29 1/2 x 43 in. (74.9 x 109.2 cm)
Executed in 1967, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A08758.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $189,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021