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Alexander Calder

Mariposa

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Estimate:

6,000,000

to
- 8,000,000 USD

Property from the Neiman Marcus Collection

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Mariposa

Mariposa

Estimate:

6,000,000

to
- 8,000,000 USD

Lot sold:

18,188,400

USD

Property from the Neiman Marcus Collection

Alexander Calder

1898 - 1976

Mariposa 


sheet metal, rod and paint 

125 by 122 in. 317.5 by 309.9 cm,

Executed in 1951, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A17840.

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Acquired by the present owner from the artist in 1951

Frank X. Tolbert, Neiman-Marcus, Texas: The Story of the Proud Dallas Store, New York 1953, n.p., illustrated (with the artist, as installed in Neiman Marcus at Preston Center, Dallas), n.p., illustrated (installed in Neiman Marcus at Preston Center, Dallas), and n.p. (text)

Alex J. Taylor, "The Calder Problem: Mobiles, Modern Taste, and Mass Culture," Oxford Art Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2014, p. 37 (text)

Steffen Heemann, ed., Global Corporate Collections, Cologne 2015, p. 346, illustrated in color