Alexander Calder - Editions Modern: Online Auction New York Friday, June 5, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • 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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Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 20 1/2 x 29 in. (52.1 x 73.7 cm)
S. 22 x 29 7/8 in. (55.9 x 75.9 cm)

Signed in pencil, from the edition of 600, published by the Founder's Society, Detroit Institute of Arts, to commemorate the opening of the South Wing, with the sheet slightly toned, hinged at the reverse of the upper sheet edge (with associated pale staining slightly visible from the front), the palest time-staining, otherwise in generally very good condition, framed.

$1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for $5,250

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Editions Modern: Online Auction

Online Auction 5 - 15 June 2020