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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York

  • 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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Sea Life

1972
hand-knotted woven tapestry
154 x 203 cm (60 5/8 x 79 7/8 in)
Artist’s name ‘CALDER ©’ woven on the reverse. This work is from an edition of eight and is published by Modern Master Tapestries, New York.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Under the Influence

13 December 2012
London