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Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
The Arthur and Anita Kahn Collection: A New York Story
Alexander Calder (1898-1976)

Ostrich

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Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
Ostrich
signed with artist's monogram 'CA' (on the yellow element)
standing mobile--sheet metal, wire and paint
6 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (15.8 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm.)
Executed circa 1950.
Provenance
Perls Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1971
Exhibited
Yonkers, Hudson River Museum, Calder Creatures Great and Small, July-September 1985, p. 17 (illustrated).
Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Calder Intime, February-May 1989, p. 189 (illustrated).
New York, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Intimate World of Alexander Calder, October 1989-March 1990.
Greenwich, Bruce Museum, The Mobile, the Stabile, the Animal: Wit in the Art of Alexander Calder, September-December 1995, p. 31 (illustrated).
Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, Calder in Connecticut. April-August 2000, p. 149, no. 87, fig. 169 (illustrated).

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This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A00651.

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