Alexander Calder - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Adrien Maeght, Paris
    Glabman Ring Gallery, Los Angeles
    Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles (acquired from the above in 1990)
    Linda C. Koch, Oakland
    Acquired from the above by the present owner on 21 September 2007

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Alexander Calder: Sculptures, Paintings and Gouaches, 8 December 1990 - 31 January 1991
    New York, Jonathan O'Hara Gallery, Alexander Calder: Sculptures, Paintings, Works on Paper, 1 - 30 May 1993, no. 21

  • 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 An Important Private Collection, Paris



sheet metal and wire
23.2 x 40.7 x 17.4 cm (9 1/8 x 16 x 6 7/8 in.)
Executed circa 1975, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A08708.

£100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £214,200

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 21 October 2020