Alexander Calder - Evening & Day Editions New York Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 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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The Sacrilege of Alan Kent

The complete set of 40 aquatints in colors, on Rives BFK paper, the full sheets, 20 of the prints folded (as issued) with accompanying text by Erskine Caldwell, all loose (as issued) and contained in two original blue linen covered portfolios.
five S. 16 x 36 in. (40.6 x 91.4 cm)
fifteen S. 16 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (41.3 x 45.1 cm)

Twenty prints signed and numbered 33/60 in pencil, also signed by the artist and author in pencil and black ink on the justification (from the edition of 200), published by Maeght, Paris.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $13,750

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 26 October 2016