Alexander Calder

American, 1898–1976

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American artist Alexander Calder changed the course of modern art by developing an innovative method of sculpting, bending, and twisting wire to create three-dimensional “drawings in space.” Resonating with the Futurists and Constructivists, as well …

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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High auction record
$25.9m, Christie's, 2014
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La Vague (The Wave), 1971
Sold on Jun 18, 2021
£4,410
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Print
Lithograph in colours, on Arches paper
56.8 x 75.9 cm
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£4,410
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Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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La Vague (The Wave), 1971
Lithograph in colours, on Arches paper
Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
£4,410
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56.8 x 75.9 cm
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Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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£4,410
Presenza Grafica (Graphic Presence), 1972
Sold on Jun 18, 2021
£2,268
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13% est
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Etching and aquatint in colours, on Fabriano Rosaspina paper
94.6 x 94.6 cm
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£2,268
Auction Sale
Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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Presenza Grafica (Graphic Presence), 1972
Etching and aquatint in colours, on Fabriano Rosaspina paper
Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
£2,268
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94.6 x 94.6 cm
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Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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£2,268
Les Vagues, 1970
Sold on Jun 9, 2021
$4,845
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Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
32.5 x 50.2 cm
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$4,845
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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c. 1970 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 61/99, the full sheet, framed. sheet 19 3/4 x 12 13/16in (50.2 x 32.5cm)
Les Vagues, 1970
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
$4,845
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32.5 x 50.2 cm
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$4,845
Description
c. 1970 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 61/99, the full sheet, framed. sheet 19 3/4 x 12 13/16in (50.2 x 32.5cm)
Fish and Anchor, 1970
Sold on Jun 9, 2021
$5,737
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Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
65.4 x 50.2 cm
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$5,737
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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c. 1970 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 31/90, the full sheet, framed. sheet 19 3/4 x 25 3/4in (50.2 x 65.4cm)
Fish and Anchor, 1970
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
$5,737
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359% est
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65.4 x 50.2 cm
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$5,737
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c. 1970 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 31/90, the full sheet, framed. sheet 19 3/4 x 25 3/4in (50.2 x 65.4cm)
Sans titre, 1965
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
€137,500
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Work on Paper
gouache and ink on paper
75.0 x 104.8 cm
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€137,500
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Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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Alexander Calder (1898-1976) signé et daté 'Calder 65' (en bas à droite) gouache et encre sur papier 104.8 x 75 cm. Réalisé en 1965. signed and dated 'Calder 65' (lower right) gouache and ink on paper 41 ¼ x 29 ½ in. Executed in 1965.
Sans titre, 1965
gouache and ink on paper
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
€137,500
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Work on Paper
75.0 x 104.8 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€137,500
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Alexander Calder (1898-1976) signé et daté 'Calder 65' (en bas à droite) gouache et encre sur papier 104.8 x 75 cm. Réalisé en 1965. signed and dated 'Calder 65' (lower right) gouache and ink on paper 41 ¼ x 29 ½ in. Executed in 1965.
Hommage à la Catalogne, 1964
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
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weaved wool
289.0 x 206.5 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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D’après Alexander Calder (1898-1976) monogrammée ‘CA’ (en bas à droite); titrée '"HOMMAGE A LA CATALOGNE"', portant la marque ainsi que le logo de l’atelier 'RAYMOND PICAUD' (au dos sur un bolduc à droite) et le monogramme de l’atelier Picaud (au dos sur un bolduc à gauche) laine tissée 206.5 x 289 cm. Réalisé en 1964, cette tapisserie est numéro un d'une édition de cinq exemplaires, dont quatre ont été tissés, trois d'entre eux postérieurs. monogramed 'CA' (lower right); titled '"HOMMAGE A LA CATALOGNE"', with the atelier mark 'RAYMOND PICAUD' (on the reverse in a ribbon), with the Atelier Picaud monogram (on the reverse in a ribbon) weaved wool 81 ¼ x 113 ¾ in. Executed in 1964, this tapestry is number one from an edition of five, among only four were weaved, and three of them are posterior.
Hommage à la Catalogne, 1964
weaved wool
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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289.0 x 206.5 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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Price not available
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D’après Alexander Calder (1898-1976) monogrammée ‘CA’ (en bas à droite); titrée '"HOMMAGE A LA CATALOGNE"', portant la marque ainsi que le logo de l’atelier 'RAYMOND PICAUD' (au dos sur un bolduc à droite) et le monogramme de l’atelier Picaud (au dos sur un bolduc à gauche) laine tissée 206.5 x 289 cm. Réalisé en 1964, cette tapisserie est numéro un d'une édition de cinq exemplaires, dont quatre ont été tissés, trois d'entre eux postérieurs. monogramed 'CA' (lower right); titled '"HOMMAGE A LA CATALOGNE"', with the atelier mark 'RAYMOND PICAUD' (on the reverse in a ribbon), with the Atelier Picaud monogram (on the reverse in a ribbon) weaved wool 81 ¼ x 113 ¾ in. Executed in 1964, this tapestry is number one from an edition of five, among only four were weaved, and three of them are posterior.
Papoose, 1969
Sold on Jun 1, 2021
€8,060
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Color lithograph, Lithograph in colors
109.98 x 74.93 cm
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€8,060
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
Description
Color lithograph Signed and dedicated (edition numbered at 75) 75 x 110 cm - framed Lithograph in colors; signed and dedicated 29.5 x 43.3 in. Sold € 8.060 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Papoose, 1969
Color lithograph, Lithograph in colors
Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
€8,060
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109.98 x 74.93 cm
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
Realized Price
€8,060
Description
Color lithograph Signed and dedicated (edition numbered at 75) 75 x 110 cm - framed Lithograph in colors; signed and dedicated 29.5 x 43.3 in. Sold € 8.060 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Kites
Sold on Jun 1, 2021
€6,500
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Color lithograph, Lithograph in colors
71.98 x 51.99 cm
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€6,500
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
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Color lithograph Signed and numbered "20/100" 52 x 72 cm Lithograph in colors; signed and numbered 20.47 x 28.34 in. Sold € 6.500 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Kites
Color lithograph, Lithograph in colors
Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
€6,500
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71.98 x 51.99 cm
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
Realized Price
€6,500
Description
Color lithograph Signed and numbered "20/100" 52 x 72 cm Lithograph in colors; signed and numbered 20.47 x 28.34 in. Sold € 6.500 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Characters, 1966
Sold on Jun 1, 2021
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Color lithograph, Lithograph in colors
63.75 x 46.99 cm
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Price not available
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
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Color lithograph Signed 47.5 x 64.5 cm Lithograph in colors; signed 18.5 x 25.1 in.
Characters, 1966
Color lithograph, Lithograph in colors
Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
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63.75 x 46.99 cm
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
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Price not available
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Color lithograph Signed 47.5 x 64.5 cm Lithograph in colors; signed 18.5 x 25.1 in.
Spider's Nest, 1975
Sold on May 26, 2021
$12,112
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Lithograph in colors on wove paper
109.2 x 75.0 cm
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$12,112
Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
Description
1975 Lithograph in colors on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 75/95, the full sheet, framed. sheet 29 1/2 x 43in (75 x 109.2cm)
Spider's Nest, 1975
Lithograph in colors on wove paper
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$12,112
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109.2 x 75.0 cm
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Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$12,112
Description
1975 Lithograph in colors on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 75/95, the full sheet, framed. sheet 29 1/2 x 43in (75 x 109.2cm)