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Alexander Calder
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Alexander Calder
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Alexander Calder
1898 - 1976
BOUC EMISSAIRE
incised with the artist's monogram and date 71 on the base
painted metal
28 7/8 by 15 by 11 1/2 in. 73.3 by 38.1 by 29.2 cm.
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This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A04828.

Provenance

Galerie Maeght, Paris
Galerie Maeght, Zurich
Galerie Urban, Paris
Private Collection
Christie's, London, 25 May 1995, Lot 51
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Zurich, Galerie Maeght, Alexander Calder: Retrospektive, May - July 1973, cat. no. 44
Zurich, Galerie Maeght, Calder, April - June 1982, cat. no. 41
Greenwich, The Bruce Museum, The Mobile, The Stabile, The Animal; Wit in the Art of Alexander Calder, September - December 1995, p. 34, illustrated in color
Roslyn Harbor, Nassau County Museum of Art, Calder and Miró, June - September 1998, p. 13, illustrated in color
Roslyn Harbor, Nassau County Museum of Art, 20th Century Sculpture, March - May 1999, p. 28 illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"The creatures that inspired Calder to make these mobiles and stabiles range in size from a cockroach to a cow; indeed, he was interested in all creatures great and small, and he recreated them in every medium he used with the specific intention of giving us a special kind of pleasure...Lions, elephants, horses, cows, seals, and spiders—from the most massive to the most delicate of creatures—proliferated in Calder's hands."

Jean Lipman, Calder Creatures Great and Small, New York 1985, p. 7

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