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  • Provenance

    Galerie Maeght, Paris
    Private Collection, Chicago
    Phillips New York, Editions and Works on Paper, October 17, 2018, lot 174

  • Literature

    Maeght Editeur vol. 1, 1971, p. 39

  • Catalogue Essay

    This image was also used for the exhibition poster 'Calder at Pace/Columbus.'

  • 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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Helices (Propellers) (M. 39)

Lithograph in colors, on chiffon de Mandeure paper, the full sheet.
S. 29 1/2 x 43 in. (74.9 x 109.2 cm)
Signed and numbered 66/75 in pencil, published by Maeght, Paris, framed.

$2,500 - 4,500 

Sold for $8,190

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021