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Alexander Calder

Petit semaphore rouge et bleu

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Petit semaphore rouge et bleu

Petit semaphore rouge et bleu

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Alexander Calder

1898 - 1976

Petit semaphore rouge et bleu


incised with the artist’s monogram CA and date 71 (on the blue element)

sheet metal, wire and paint

5¾ by 16½ by 2½ in.

14.6 by 41.9 by 6.4 cm.

Executed in 1971. 

This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A11617. 

This work is in very good condition overall. All elements are present and stable. Under very close inspection there are areas of pigment loss, consistent with the age of the work. Under UV there are several areas which fluoresce darkly, which may have benefitted from restoration.


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Galeria Maeght, Barcelona 
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1979
Munich, Haus der Kunst & Zurich, Kunsthaus, Calder, 1975, no. 83, no. 84