Lot 118
  • 118

Alexander Calder

Estimate
250,000 - 350,000 USD
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Description

  • Alexander Calder
  • Yellow Square, Black Dot
  • incised with the artist's monogram on the base
  • brass, painted metal and wire
  • 7 1/2 by 9 by 3 1/2 in. 19.1 by 22.9 by 8.9 cm.
  • Executed in 1960, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A08181.

Provenance

Perls Galleries, New York
Private Collection, Indianapolis
By descent to the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

"A 'mobile', one might say is a little private celebration, an object defined by its movement and having no other existence... They are, that is all; they are absolutes. There is more of the unpredictable about them than in any other human creation."
Jean-Paul Sartre, 'Les Mobiles de Calder', in: Exh, Cat., Paris, Galerie Louis Carré, Alexander Calder: Mobiles, Stabiles, Constellations, 1946, n.p.
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