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Alexander Calder
PENTAGON
Estimate
350,000450,000
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200
Alexander Calder
PENTAGON
Estimate
350,000450,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Alexander Calder
1898 - 1976
PENTAGON
incised with the artist's monogram and date 73 on the blue leg
sheet metal and paint
27 by 22 1/2 by 17 in. 68.6 by 57.2 by 43.2 cm.
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This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A02090.

Provenance

Estate of the artist
The Pace Gallery, New York (acquired from the above)
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1989)
Sotheby's, New York, 16 May 2001, Lot 228
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner 

Exhibited

New York, The Pace Gallery, Calder: Stabiles, May - June 1989

Catalogue Note

“At heart, Calder has always been an engineer. He has clothed the forces of his engineering with his joyful imagination and his lithe sense of beauty. But the wellspring of his art remains the thrusts, the tensions, the stress loads, the balances, the forces of gravity which he, the engineer, proceeds to adjust and join.”
Robert Osborn in Exh. Cat., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art (and traveling), Calder's Universe, 1977, pp. 306-307

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