Alexander Calder, ‘Seahorse’, 1962, Gilden's Art Gallery

This is an original Gouache by Alexander Calder.
It is hand signed and dated "Calder 62" at the centre right of the image.
It was painted in 1962.
The paper bears the BFK Rives watermark.

Nicolas Guppy, London
BAWAG PSK Bank, Austria
This work is registered in the archive of the Calder Foundation with the application number A14122.

Condition: Very good condition. A 12 mm. tear at the left sheet edge. Minor nicks along the upper sheet edge. Minor areas of creasing in the lower left and upper right corners. Pale, unobtrusive foxing in the upper right corner.

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