Alexander Calder - Evening & Day Editions New York Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Maeght, Zurich

  • Literature

    Maeght Editeur vol. 1, 1971, p. 43

  • 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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Property from a Private Collection, Chicago


Le Bateau lavoir (The Laundry Boat)

Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, the full sheet, with an accompanying certificate of authenticity from Galerie Maeght, Zurich, October 14, 1977.
S. 21 7/8 x 29 5/8 in. (55.6 x 75.2 cm)
Signed and numbered 42/75 in pencil, published by Maeght, Paris, framed.

$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $4,375

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 17 October 2018