Lot 117
  • 117

Alexander Calder

200,000 - 300,000 GBP
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  • Alexander Calder
  • Double Helix (The Helices)
  • inscribed A. Calder and numbered 2/6
  • bronze
  • height: 80cm., 31 1/2 in.
  • Conceived in 1944 and cast in bronze in 1944 and 1966 in two editions; this work cast in 1966 in a numbered edition of 6.


Perls Galleries, New York
Bloch Family (acquired from the above in 1976)


A. Calder: Retrospective (exhibition catalogue), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York & Musée National d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 1964-65, no. 116, illustration of another cast n.p.
Bronze Sculptures by A. Calder of 1944 (exhibition catalogue), Perls Galleries, New York,  1969, no. 2, illustration of another cast n.p.
Ugo Mulas & Hjorvardur Harvard Arnason, Calder, New York, 1971, no. 32, illustration of another cast n.p.
Alexander Calder: a Retrospective (exhibition catalogue), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1974, n.n., illustration of another cast p. 15
Alexander Calder: 1898 - 1976 (exhibition catalogue), National Gallery of Art, Washington & San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, 1998, no. 182, colour illustration of another cast p. 218
The Surreal Calder (exhibition catalogue), The Menil Collection, Houston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco & The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 2005-2006, no. 80, colour illustration of another cast n.p.
Calder: The Complete Bronzes (exhibition catalogue), Dominique Lévy, New York, 2012-13, n.n., colour illustration of another cast