Alexander Calder - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • 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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American Revolution Bicentennial

Woven wool tapestry in colors,
40 1/2 x 57 3/4 in. (102.9 x 146.7 cm)
with woven signature and annotation `EX-A', with a label on the reverse (faded), produced by Atelier Pinton in celebration of the 200th anniversary of The American Revolution, occasional loose threads (stable), a few small colored spots visible in the off-whites, pale staining in places along the left edge (visible in off-white areas), otherwise in good condition.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $7,500

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York