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Alexander Calder

Thin Black Stabile

Estimate:

1,500,000

to
- 2,000,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, Chicago

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Thin Black Stabile

Thin Black Stabile

Estimate:

1,500,000

to
- 2,000,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,411,500

USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, Chicago

Alexander Calder

1898 - 1976

Thin Black Stabile



sheet metal, bolts and paint 

34 by 21 ¾ by 19 ½ in. 86.4 by 55.2 by 49.5 cm.

Executed in 1941.


This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A14526.

This work is in very good and sound condition overall. All welds and joins are stable and secure. Under close inspection and raking light, there are irregularities visible to the hammered sheet metal in the largest leg, inherent to the artist’s working method and intent.


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. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color 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. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Collection of Louis Carré, Paris (gift of the artist in 1946)
Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, Paris 
Private Collection, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 2 May 1985, Lot 21
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Paris, Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, Alexander Calder: Mobiles, Stabiles, Constellation, October - November 1946, cat. no. 11