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Alexander Calder
ESCUTCHEON
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227
Alexander Calder
ESCUTCHEON
Estimate
400,000600,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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Alexander Calder
1898 - 1976
ESCUTCHEON
incised with the artist's monogram and date 76 on the black element 
painted sheet metal and wire
20 3/4 by 27 7/8 by 27 in. 52.7 by 70.8 by 68.6 cm.
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This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A00717

Provenance

Estate of the artist
The Pace Gallery, New York 
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1985)
Christie's, New York, 2 May 1991, Lot 153
Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired from the above sale by the present owner)

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Maeght, Calder: Mobiles and Stabiles, December 1976 - January 1977, cat, no. 7
Barcelona, Galerie Maeght, Calder: Exposicio Antologica, 1932-1976, April - May 1977
New York, The Pace Gallery, Calder's Calders, May - June 1985, p. 50, illustrated 
Madrid, Galería Elvira González, Alexander Calder - Yves Tanguy, January - February 1999, p. 21, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"In the event that the work did not attempt to transform the whole of its ambient space into a theatrical or dramatic context, it would often internalize a sense of theatricality—by projecting, as its raison d'etre, a sense of itself as an actor, as an agent of movement. In this sense, the entire range of Kinetic sculpture can be seen as tied to the concept of theatricality."

Rosalind E. Krauss, Passages in Modern Sculpture, New York 1977, p. 204

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