15 September 2004
Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
Three Spine Stabile
signed and dated 'Calder 62' (lower right)
gouache on paper
29½ x 41½ in. (75 x 105.4 cm.)
Painted in 1962.
Nicholas Guppy, London (acquired from the artist)
Brook Street Gallery, London
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, London, 23 October 1985, lot 308
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London, Crane Gallery, Calder Oils, Gouaches, Mobiles & Tapestries, March-May 1992, no.9.
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A05116.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘