View 1 of Lot 486. ALEXANDER CALDER | BLACK STRUCTURE WITH DISCS.
View 1 of Lot 486. ALEXANDER CALDER | BLACK STRUCTURE WITH DISCS.
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ALEXANDER CALDER | BLACK STRUCTURE WITH DISCS

Estimate:

25,000 - 35,000 USD

ALEXANDER CALDER | BLACK STRUCTURE WITH DISCS

ALEXANDER CALDER | BLACK STRUCTURE WITH DISCS

Estimate:

25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot sold:

56,250

USD

ALEXANDER CALDER

1898 - 1976

BLACK STRUCTURE WITH DISCS


signed with the artist's initials and dated 61

gouache and ink on paper

Sheet: 21⅞ by 14⅞ in. (55.5 by 37.8 cm.)

Framed: 22¼ by 15⅜ in. (56.5 by 39 cm.)

This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A10267.

Collection of Nicholas Guppy, London

Collection of Jacquelyn Littlefield, Los Angeles

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Long Beach Museum of Art, San Diego, The Fine Arts Gallery and Phoenix, Phoenix Art Museum, Calder Gouaches: The Art of Alexander Calder, January - May 1970, illustrated, no. 4, p. 19

Among the leading artists of the 20th century, Alexander Calder achieved inimitable playfulness, wit and grace across a variety of media. He continues to be best known for his ‘mobiles’, innovative sculptures to which he introduced the element of time. More recently, however, Calder’s works on paper have undergone a reexamination in relation to his oeuvre. Some of his drawings were sketches for his ‘mobiles’, as in the case of Black Structure with Discs.