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Alexander Calder, ‘Los Oscuro Invade’, 1974, HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
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Los Oscuro Invade, 1974

Gouache over pencil on firm creme paper.
27 1/2 × 39 1/5 in
69.8 × 99.5 cm
€68,000
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Provenance
HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
Paris

The work is registered under the n°A 24508 at the archive of the Calder Foundation, New York.

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed with monogram lower left: CA
Frame
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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 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.

Alexander Calder, ‘Los Oscuro Invade’, 1974, HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
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About the work
Provenance
HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
Paris

The work is registered under the n°A 24508 at the archive of the Calder Foundation, New York.

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed with monogram lower left: CA
Frame
Included
Alexander Calder
American, 1898–1976
Follow

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.

Los Oscuro Invade, 1974

Gouache over pencil on firm creme paper.
27 1/2 × 39 1/5 in
69.8 × 99.5 cm
€68,000
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