Click on Calder

Apr 25, 2014 7:34PM

“If you have a thing horizontally and you want to find the center of gravity you put a sort of a blunt center punch in the vice and balance it on the point, now you whack it with a hammer on the other side.”  

- Alexander Calder, From the Oral history interview with Alexander Calder, 1971, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Christie’s is selling Calder’s work in a variety of mediums including gouaches, sculptures, and jewelry in an online-only auction, running from April 24 – May 6, 2014. (Click here for more details.) For more on this and other online-only auctions at Christie’s, see

Image: Rights-managed, Gjon Mili, The LIFE Picture Collection. Image courtesy of Getty Images.