Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Dr. Valiant (gifted by the artist)
    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Maurice Bruzeau, Calder à Saché, Paris, 1975, p. 145 (illustrated)

  • 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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Untitled

signed and dated “Calder 74” lower right; dedicated “to Dr. Valiant” lower left
gouache and ink on paper
29 1/2 x 43 in. (74.9 x 109.2 cm)
Executed in 1974, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A01494.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $81,900

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022