Alexander Calder, ‘Planets ’, 1976, Simon Studer Art
Alexander Calder, ‘Planets ’, 1976, Simon Studer Art

The work has been authentified by the Calder Foundation and is registered as no. A13755.

Signature: Signed and dated "Calder 76"

Studio of the artist
Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence
Yolanda Saul Collection, Beverly Shores (Indiana)
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, September 24th, 2015 (lot 1no. 55)
Private Collection, Geneva

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