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  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, Prints and Multiples, November 1, 2005, lot 329
    Private Midwestern Collection, acquired from the above

  • Exhibited

    Tapis de maîtres, Galerie Lucie Weill-Seligmann, Paris, 1985, similar example pl. 4
    Teppiche: Arp, Bissier, Calder, Léger..., Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1961
    Contemporary French tapestries, Charles Slatkin Galleries Inc., New York, 1965, p. 11

  • Literature

    Jean Lipman, Calder’s Universe, New York, 1976, p. 160
    Sarah B. Sherill, Tapis d'Occident, Abbeville Press, New York and Paris 1995, p. 373
    Jacques Sirat and Françoise Siriex, Tapis Français u XXe siècle, Ed. de l'Amateur, Paris, 1993, p. 92

  • 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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179

Araignée (Spider)

1953
Wool rug/tapestry in colors.
58 x 81 in. (147.3 x 205.7 cm)
With stitched signature on the reverse, from the edition of approximately 20 unnumbered examples, published by Marie Cuttoli and Galerie Lucie Weill, Paris.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $8,820

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New York Auction 19-21 October 2021