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View full screen - View 1 of Lot 171. ALEXANDER CALDER | CHEVAL I.


Lot Closed

December 6, 06:17 PM GMT


25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot Details



1898 - 1976


inscribed with monogram and numbered 1/6 on the right rear leg

bronze with brown patina

4 by 8½ by 4 in. (10.1 by 21.5 by 10.1 cm.)

Conceived in 1930, this work was cast in 1966 and is number 1 from an edition of 6.

This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A03739.1

Galerie Maeght, Paris

Private Collection, New York

Sotheby's, New York, 20 May 1981, Lot 371

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

“I feel that the artist should go about his work simply, with great respect for his materials… Sculptors of all places and climates have used what came readily to hand… It was their knowledge and invention which gave value to the result of their labors… Simplicity of equipment and an adventurous spirit of attacking the unfamiliar or unknown are more apt to result in a primitive, rather than decadent, art.”

- Alexander Calder