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    Sale 7740

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 210

    Alexander Calder (1898-1976)

    Untitled (Pin)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
    Untitled (Pin)
    silver and steel wire
    6¼ x 4 3/8in. (16 x 11cm.)
    Executed circa 1940


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    This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A15370.

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    Provenance

    Susy Lelong, Paris (a gift from the artist circa 1970) and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Calder Intime, February-March 1989 (illustrated, p. 348). This exhibition later travelled to Mexico City, El Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo, June-August 1989 and Tokyo, Seibu Museum of Art, August 1990.
    Antibes, Musée Picasso, Calder: Mobiles, Stabiles, Gouaches, Bijoux..., July-September 1993, no. 82 (illustrated in colour, p. 81).