Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
signed and dated 'Calder 73' (lower right)
gouache and ink on paper
29 ¼ x 43 1/8in. (74.6 x 109.2cm.)
Executed in 1973
Galerie Maeght, Paris.
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1974).
Private Collection, London.
Anon. sale, Christie's London, 27 October 1994, lot 142.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Post lot text
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A11807.
‘I like a hard shape, something like a fresh fruit, rather than an old, rotten shape’ (A. Calder, quoted in J. Lipman, Calder's Universe, New York, 1976, p. 265).