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Alexander Calder

Moths I | 《蛾》

Auction Closed

March 25, 08:05 PM GMT


1,800,000 - 2,500,000 GBP

Lot Details


Alexander Calder


1898 - 1976

Moths I


incised with the artist's monogram on the second largest element


painted sheet metal, rod and wire


88.9 by 114.3 by 30.4 cm. 35 by 45 by 12 in.

89 x 106.6 公分;35 x 42 英寸

Executed in 1947.


This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A03769.

Curt Valentin Gallery, New York

Paul Lester Wiener and Ingeborg ten Haeff, New York (acquired from the above circa 1951)

Private Collection, New York (thence by descent from the above in 1968) 

Acquired from the above by the present owner 

A. S. C. Rower, Calder by Matter, Paris 2013, p. 234, illustrated (in the artist's studio)

Anon., 'At Home with Alexander Calder', Upstate Diary: Insight & Inspiration From Our Creative Landscape, Issue 2, 21 April 2016, p. 34, illustrated (in the artist's studio)