Lot 101
  • 101

Alexander Calder

250,000 - 350,000 USD
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  • Alexander Calder
  • Curly Brass, Curly Red
  • incised with the artist's monogram on the base
  • painted metal, wire and brass
  • 7 3/4 by 10 1/2 by 3 1/2 in. 19.9 by 26.7 by 8.9 cm.
  • Executed in 1964.


Perls Galleries, New York
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in April 1966


Art Gallery of Toronto, Mobiles and Stabiles by Calder, The Man Who Made Sculpture Move, May 1965, cat. no. 239
Chicago, Richard Gray Gallery, Alexander Calder, April - May 1966, cat. no. 17

Catalogue Note

"When I have used spheres and discs, I have intended that they should represent more than what they just are. More or less as the earth is a sphere, but also has some miles of gas about it, volcanoes upon it, and the moon making circles around it, and as the sun is a sphere—but also is a source of intense heat, the effect of which is felt at great distances. A ball of wood or a disc of metal is rather a dull object without this sense of something emanating from it."

Alexander Calder