• First Open | Post-War and Cont auction at Christies

    Sale 12123

    First Open | Post-War and Contemporary Art | NY

    28 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 99

    Alexander Calder (1898-1976)

    Cow with Yellow Face

    Price Realised  

    Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
    Cow with Yellow Face
    signed with the artist's initials and dated '71 CA' (on the side)
    stabile--sheet metal, wire and paint
    22 x 27 x 13 in. (55.9 x 68.6 x 33 cm.)
    Executed in 1971.


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    Provenance

    Perls Galleries, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1971


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Arthur and Anita Kahn Collection: A New York Story


    Literature

    J. Lipman, ed., Calder’s Circus, New York, 1972, p. 148 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    New York, Perls Galleries, Calder: Animobiles – Recent Gouaches, October-November 1971, p. 14 (illustrated).
    Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Alexander Calder: A Retrospective Exhibition, Work from 1925-1974, October-December 1974, p. 25 (illustrated).
    Yonkers, Hudson River Museum, Calder Creatures Great and Small, July-September 1985, p. 50 (illustrated).
    Greenwich, Bruce Museum, The Mobile, the Stabile, the Animal: Wit in the Art of Alexander Calder, September-December 1995, p. 27 (illustrated).
    Roslyn Harbor, Nassau County Museum of Art, Calder and Miró, June-September 1998, p. 9 (illustrated).


    Post Lot Text

    This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A00665.