Lot 102
  • 102

Alexander Calder

150,000 - 200,000 USD
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  • Alexander Calder
  • Petit Rouge en Bas
  • incised with the artist's monogram on the base
  • painted metal and wire
  • 6 1/2 by 6 1/8 by 2 3/4 in. 16.5 by 15.5 by 7 cm.
  • Executed in 1972.


Daniel Lelong, Paris (gift of the artist)
Artcurial, Paris, 3 June 2013, Lot 31 
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner


Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Calder Intime, February - May 1989, p. 197, illustrated in color
Mexico City, Fundación Jumex, Calder: Discipline of the Dance, March - June 2015


Exh. Cat., Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs (and traveling), Calder Intimé, 1989-1990, p. 197, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Why must sculpture be static? You look at abstraction, sculpted or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect but it is always still. The next step is sculpture in motion."

Alexander Calder