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139
Alexander Calder
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
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139
Alexander Calder
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Alexander Calder
1898 - 1976
UNTITLED
painted metal and wire
4 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 in. 11.4 by 11.4 by 6.4 cm.
Executed circa 1953.
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This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A18333.

Provenance

Galerie Maeght, Paris
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris
Private Collection, Illinois (acquired from the above in 1964)
Hokin Gallery, Chicago
Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach (acquired from the above in 2002)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

Exhibited

Santa Fe, Gerald Peters Gallery; Dallas, Gerald Peters Gallery, The Whimsical World of Alexander Calder, July - October 2003

Catalogue Note

"Excluding every anecdotal element, Calder reduces the object to a few simple lines carving out elementary colors. This object, employing only the properties of movement—not represented movement but real movement—is miraculously brought to life in the most concrete shapes and restores to us the evolution of the celestial bodies, the rustling of foliage, the memory of caresses.”
André Breton in Exh. Cat., New York, L&M Arts, Tanguy, Calder: Between Surrealism and Abstraction, 2010, p. 152

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