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Alexander Calder

United States (Philadelphia 1898 -  New York 1976 ) Wikipedia® : Alexander Calder
CALDER Alexander Spirale Et Poulee

Kodner Galleries
Jun 27, 2018
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Alexander Calder - Untitled

Alexander Calder - Untitled

Original 1960
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Lot number: 6
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ALEXANDER CALDER (1898-1976) Untitled signed with the artist's monogram and dated 'CA 60' (lower right) ink and gouache on paper 41 ½ x 29 ½ in. (105.4 x 74.9 cm.) Painted in 1960. Provenance Irving Brenner Galleries, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1980 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Alexander Calder - Ml (brooch)

Alexander Calder - Ml (brooch)

Original 1940
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Lot number: 126
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Alexander Calder (1898-1976) ML (Brooch) silver and steel wire 4 1/8 x 2 ½in. (11 x 6.5cm.) Executed circa 1940 Provenance Miep Lubbers, Switzerland (gift from the artist, circa 1940). Private Collection, Geneva (thence by descent). Anon. sale, Sotheby's Paris, 10 December 2015, lot 136. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Alexander Calder - Spirale Et Poulee

Alexander Calder - Spirale Et Poulee

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Lot number: 91
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Lot 0091 DetailsShipping & PaymentAuction Terms & InfoLot 0091Alexander (Sandy) Calder, American (1898 - 1976) Color lithograph "Spirale Et Poulee". Signed in pencil and numbered 24/75, gallery label" Far Gallery, New York. Toning. Measures 32" x 45-1/2", frame measures 33-1/4" x 47". Shipping: Third party (estimate $800-$1200)Starting Bid$400.00Buyer's Premium24%
Alexander Calder - Knitting

Alexander Calder - Knitting

Original 1949
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Lot number: 21
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KNITTING Alexander Calder 1898 - 1976 signed and dated \‘49 oil on canvas 71.8 by 61.6 cm. 28 1/4 by 24 1/4 in. This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A01247. Estate of Alexander Calder Helly Nahmad Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2011 Exhibited Turin, Palazzo a Vela, Calder, July- September 1983, p. 180, no. 327, illustrated New York, Vintage20/Tina Kim Gallery, Calder - Nakashima, May - June 2008 New York, Helly Nahmad Gallery, Alexander Calder: The Painter, November - December 2011, p. 29, illustrated in colour Literature Exh. Cat., Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic, November 2013 - July 2014, p. 187, illustrated in colour (in installation at Alexander Calder, Palazzo a Vela, Turin, 1983) "I met Miró in Dec. \’29 when I called on him in his tin-arched studio in Montmartre… We became very good friends and attended many things together… I came to love his painting, his color, his personages, and we exchanged works.\” Alexander Calder cited in: Exh. Cat., New York, Perls Galleries, Calder-Miró, 1961, n.p. Executed in 1949, this medley of vibrant circular shapes on a muted grey background is a rare gem within Alexander Calder\’s acclaimed oeuvre. Despite being best known for his revolutionary mobiles and monumental stabiles, Calder was hugely prolific across a number of mediums. While he continuously produced gouache paintings on paper throughout his long career, oils on canvas of this quality are undeniably scarce. Abandoning a career as a mechanical engineer, Calder studied under George Luks and John Sloan from 1923 to 1925 at the Art Students League, where his formative art education was rooted in painting and figurative abstraction. Although his artistic legacy is best understood through kinetic sculpture, painting served as an anchor that operated in parallel to the sculptural works in establishing Calder\’s core principles of line in space. In 1931, Calder joined the Abstract Creation Group and participated in group exhibitions. A shift towards the abstract, the use of geometric forms and ubiquitous presence of bold colours would become fundamental to his canvases, gouaches, and sculpture for the duration of his career. These primary elements are perfectly articulated in the present work. Reduced to a handful of thin black lines, a ball of wool and two knitting needles (as alluded to in the work\’s title, given after the fact of creation) are discernible in the centre of the composition and are surrounded by an array of abstract forms in Calder\’s preferred palette of bold primary colours. The flat circular shapes in the lower half of the composition draw distinct parallels to the metal discs of the artist\’s mobiles. These suspended geometric elements float across the picture plane with the same gliding grace as Calder\’s three dimensional sculptures. Not only does Knitting reflect Calder\’s aesthetic development, it also points to his close relationship and affinity with Spanish Surrealist artist Joan Miró, who he had befriended during his time in Paris during the late 1920s. The two became life long friends and their works developed along parallel, yet resonant trajectories. Speaking of his friend, Calder recalled: \“I met Miró in Dec. \’29 when I called on him in his tin-arched studio in Montmartre… We became very good friends and attended many things together, including a gymnasium… I came to love his painting, his color, his personages, and we exchanged works… Gymnasium is a thing of the past, but Miró + I go on\”(Alexander Calder cited in: Exh. Cat., New York, Perls Galleries, Calder-Miró, 1961, n.p.). Ultimately, Miró helped steer Calder away from traditional modes of representation and towards a language of surrealist abstraction. Knitting stands as a rare and idiosyncratic paradigm of Calder\’s work in oil on canvas. Illuminating his artistic transition and continuous oscillation between figuration and abstraction, the present work represents a remarkable pendent to the simultaneous development of his iconic mobiles.
Alexander Calder - Blue And Red Nails

Alexander Calder - Blue And Red Nails

Original 1975
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Lot number: 274
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Alexander Calder, American 1898 - 1976 \“Blue and Red Nails\” c.1975; handwoven wool tapestry, with woven signature and Pinton tapestry mark, inscribed, titled and numbered 6/6 on Tapisserie d'Aubusson label attached to the reverse, executed by Ateliers Pinton, France, 160 cm high x 230 cm wide Provenance: Private Collection, London Note: This lot comes with a certified letter from Lucas Pinton the confirm the tapestry called \“Blue and red nails\”, numbered 6/6, was handwoven in the Pinton m
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