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1898 - 1976


signed and dated 66

gouache on paper

75 by 106.8 cm. 29½ by 42 in.

framed: 88 by 121 cm. 34⅝ by 47⅝ in.

This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A05881.

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This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the backing board in several places and undulates slightly. There is some slight discolouration to the sheet and there is evidence of historic hinging to the upper two corners. Close inspection reveals a minute nick to the upper left hand corner and some light creasing in places throughout.

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Perls Galleries, New York

Private Collection, United States

Sotheby's, New York, 11 May 2006, Lot 180

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Giovanni di San Lazzaro, Société Internationale d'Art XX Siécle, Calder: Magie Éolienne, Paris 1972, p. 19, illustrated in colour (the artist creating the present work)

Berlin, Akademie der Kunste, Alexander Calder, May - June 1967, n.p., no. 127 (text)