Alexander Calder - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 17, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Modern Master Tapestries, New York

  • Artist Biography

    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    Alexander Calder is best known for his creation of the mobile. He employed materials such as wire and sheet metal and transformed them into delicate forms that respond to the wind or float in air. Born into a family of artists, 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 artworks worldwide as well as drawings, paintings, jewelry, prints, and textiles, among others. Calder was born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania.

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Mobilé

c 1960
Woven tapestry.
149 x 200 cm (58 1/2 x 78 3/4 in).
Artist's name 'Calder ©' stitched on the reverse. This work is from an edition of 20.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £6,875

Contemporary Art Day Sale

18 Feb 2011
London