Alexander Calder, ‘Signed Note to Jack Kyle, World Trade Center Engineer for the Port Authority of New York, on Stamped and Postmarked (Franked) Postcard of Calder Sculpture’, 1969, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Signed Note to Jack Kyle, World Trade Center Engineer for the Port Authority of New York, on Stamped and Postmarked (Franked) Postcard of Calder Sculpture, 1969

Hand Signed, Stamped and Postmarked (Franked) Postcard
3 1/2 × 5 1/2 in
8.9 × 14 cm
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This is a fascinating postcard which Alexander Calder sent to Jack Kyle from his home in Sache, …

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Signed "Sandy Calder" in ink.
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.

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Alexander Calder, ‘Signed Note to Jack Kyle, World Trade Center Engineer for the Port Authority of New York, on Stamped and Postmarked (Franked) Postcard of Calder Sculpture’, 1969, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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This is a fascinating postcard which Alexander Calder sent to Jack Kyle from his home in Sache, (France) - dated 1969 January 8. Calder addresses the card To Jack Kyle, Port of New York Authority, New York City. The note reads (rather intriguingly) "On the 17 Jan I have an 'object' going by Air France …

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Signed "Sandy Calder" in ink.
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.

Signed Note to Jack Kyle, World Trade Center Engineer for the Port Authority of New York, on Stamped and Postmarked (Franked) Postcard of Calder Sculpture, 1969

Hand Signed, Stamped and Postmarked (Franked) Postcard
3 1/2 × 5 1/2 in
8.9 × 14 cm
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