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  • Provenance

    Jack Rutberg Fine Art, Los Angeles, 2000

  • 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 the Estate of Ruth O'Hara, New York

100

Lot offered with No Reserve

Untitled [Nude Couple with Dog and Bird]

1946
Lithograph, on Marais paper, with full margins.
I. 18 5/8 x 13 in. (47.3 x 33 cm)
S. 19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (49.8 x 40 cm)

Signed in pencil, from the edition of 25, printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, framed.

Estimate
$1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for $4,410

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020