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Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
Alexander Calder (1898-1976)

Untitled

Details
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Untitled signed and dated 'Calder 70' (lower right) gouache on paper 43¼ x 29¼ in. (109.8 x 75.5 cm.) Painted in 1970
Provenance
Harold Reed Gallery, New York.
Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 22 October 1975, lot 87 (titled Great Spiral).

Lot Essay

This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York under application number A13705.

PRE-SECTION QUOTE:
They call me a "playboy," you know. I want to make things that are fun to look at, that have no propaganda value whatsoever.
One of the most important American artists of the 20th Century, Alexander Calder's achievement spans over fifty years and a staggering range of media which are represented in the following paintings, gouaches, ink drawings, sculpture and a unique functional object. The works in each medium have their own distinctive character, but Calder's playful whimsy and formal inventiveness are constants throughout.

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