12 May 2004
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
Yellows Up, Reds Down
signed with initials and dated 'CA 63' (on the upper red element)
hanging mobile--painted sheet metal and wire
height: 49 in. (124.5 cm.)
span: 70 in. (177.8 cm.)
Executed in 1963.
Perls Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1966
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New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Alexander Calder: A Retrospective Exhibition, November 1964-January 1965, no. 173.
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Calder, July-October 1965, no. 228.
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A03762.
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