Alexander Calder, ‘Dots Along the Blue’, 1963, Stern Pissarro
Alexander Calder, ‘Dots Along the Blue’, 1963, Stern Pissarro

This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, number A02364.

Signature: Signed and dated lower right, Calder 63

Perls Galleries, New York
Makler Gallery, Philadelphia
Private collection, Philadelphia, acquired in August 1969
Private collection, acquired from the above in 1997

About Alexander Calder

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 as the language of early nonobjective painting, Calder’s mobiles (a term coined by Marcel Duchamp in 1931 to describe his work) consist of abstract shapes made of industrial materials––often poetic and gracefully formed and at times boldly colored––that hang in an uncanny, perfect balance. His complex assemblage Cirque Calder (1926–31), which allowed for the artist’s manipulation of its various characters presented before an audience, predated Performance Art by some 40 years. Later in his career, Calder devoted himself to making outdoor monumental sculptures in bolted sheet steel that continue to grace public plazas in cities throughout the world.

American, 1898-1976, Lawnton, Pennsylvania

Exhibition Highlights

Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at Seattle Art Fair 2015