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Alexander Calder
1898 - 1976
signed with the artist’s initials
gouache and ink on paper
109.2 by 13.3 cm. 43 by 5 1/4 in.
Executed in 1971.
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This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A-28308.


Private Collection (a gift from the artist)
Fête de Saché, Saché (acquired from the above in 1971)
William Galender, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the Universe, or part thereof… the idea of detached bodies floating in space, of different sizes and densities, perhaps of different colours and temperatures, and surrounded and interlarded with wisps of gaseous condition.”


What Abstract Art Means to Me, Museum of Modern Art Bulletin 18, 1951, no. 3, pp. 8-9

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