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Alexander Calder

The Red Dozen

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

The Red Dozen

The Red Dozen

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Alexander Calder

1898 - 1976

The Red Dozen


incised with the artist's monogram and dated 64 (on the largest element)

sheet metal, wire and paint

18 by 41 in.

45.7 by 106 cm.

Executed in 1964.


This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A07321.

This work is in very good and sound condition overall. The elements move smoothly and freely. Under close inspection, there is evidence of light wear and handling visible along the edges, including unobtrusive surface abrasions and scattered pinpoint losses, typical of a kinetic work. Also visible under close inspection but not apparent in normal viewing conditions, there are scattered areas where the red paint appears mismatched. 


At the purchaser's discretion, the Calder Foundation refers the work to Yenom Studios to treat a previous retouching of the sculpture. This is a recommendation from the Calder Foundation, and is not required. Should the new owner elect to pursue the suggested treatment, there would be no cost incurred by the successful purchaser.


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.

Please refer to sothebys.com for updated provenance on this lot.

Perls Galleries, New York

Collection of Susan Curry, Montreal (acquired from the above circa 1970)

Lapham and Dibble Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 1998)

Private Collection, Boston (acquired from the above in 1998)

Acquired by the present owner in 2012 from the above