Alexander Calder, ‘The Yellow Shock Absorber’, 1969, Gilden's Art Gallery

This is an orginial Gouache by Alexander Calder.
It is hand signed and dated "Calder 69" at the lower right corner.
It was painted in 1969.

Perls Gallery, New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Kelleher, Princeton, NJ.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.
Private Collection, UK
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A06262.

Condition: Very good condition. Colour strong and bright. Drying crackle present in various areas of yellow. Minor paint losses on left margin.

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