12 May 2004,
Price realised USD 321,100
USD 250,000 - USD 350,000
Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
signed with initials and dated 'CA 72' (on the base)
standing mobile--painted sheet metal and wire
height: 24 in. (61 cm.)
span: 51 in. (129.6 cm.)
Executed in 1972.
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This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A02471.
At some point in the 1970s, the base for Yellow Counterweight was erroneously switched with the base for a 1973 work entitled Pamplemousse after both works had left the artist's studio. The bases have recently been reunited with their correct tops under the supervision of the Calder Foundation.
Perls Galleries, New York
Makler Gallery, Philadelphia
Mr. and Mrs. George Berman; Christie's, New York, 7 May 1990, lot 28
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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