186
186
Alexander Calder
RED FLAGS, WHITE FLAGS 
Estimate
350,000450,000
JUMP TO LOT
186
Alexander Calder
RED FLAGS, WHITE FLAGS 
Estimate
350,000450,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Alexander Calder
1898 - 1976
RED FLAGS, WHITE FLAGS 
sheet metal, wire and paint
6 1/2 by 9 by 6 1/2 in. 16.5 by 22.9 by 16.5 cm.
Executed in 1946.
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This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A15385.

Provenance

Galerie Louis Carré et Cie, Paris
Galerie Gérald Cramer, Geneva
Collection of Francois Lachenal, Switzerland (acquired circa 1949)
Thence by descent to the present owner in 1997

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Louis Carré, Alexander Calder: Mobiles, Stabiles, Constellations, October - November 1946

Literature

Exh. Cat., London, The Pace Gallery, Calder After the War, 2013, p. 142, illustrated 
Exh. Cat., New York, Dominque Lévy, Alexander Calder: Multum in Parvo, 2015, p. 16, illustrated

Catalogue Note

“Although Calder was not quite the first or the last artist to set sculpture in motion, he sent volumes moving through space with more conviction and imaginative power—with more eloquence and elegance—than any other artist has. These are the works of a poet, but a poet guided by the steady instincts of a scientist.”
Jed Perl in Exh. Cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Calder and Abstraction, from Avant-Garde to Iconic, 2013, p. 36

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