ALEXANDER CALDER | PROJET POUR UN STABILE
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Property from a Private American Collection
1898 - 1976
PROJET POUR UN STABILE
signed and dated 69
gouache on paper
sheet: 29⅜ by 43 in. 74.6 by 109.2 cm.
framed: 45 by 58¾ in. 114.3 by 149.2 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. The colors are bright and fresh. There is evidence of light wear and handling to the edges, which have discolored slightly with age. There is a slight undulation to the sheet, inherent to the artist’s chosen medium. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat intermittently along the edges. Framed under Plexiglas.
Please note that due to the “New York State on PAUSE” restrictions, this work has not been reviewed by the Calder Foundation prior to the Contemporary Art Day: An Online Auction. The work will need to be reviewed by the Calder Foundation in New York prior to the buyer’s collection of the work. Accordingly, Sotheby’s will request that the Calder Foundation review the work at a committee meeting following the sale or as soon as possible in accordance with local requirements.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Galerie Maeght, Paris
Private Collection (acquired from the above)
Christie's, New York, 9 November 2011, Lot 814
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner