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Untitled, 1968

Gouache and ink on paper
43 1/4 × 29 1/2 in
109.9 × 74.9 cm
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Hindman

Property from the Collection of Virginia John, Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Provenance:
Galerie Maeght, …

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Property from the Collection of Virginia John, Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Provenance:
Galerie Maeght, Paris
Irving Galleries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private Collection
Thence by descent to the present owner

This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application no. A12436.

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Signed Calder and dated (lower right)
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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About the work
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Hindman

Property from the Collection of Virginia John, Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Provenance:
Galerie Maeght, …

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Property from the Collection of Virginia John, Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Provenance:
Galerie Maeght, Paris
Irving Galleries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private Collection
Thence by descent to the present owner

This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application no. A12436.

Signature
Signed Calder and dated (lower right)
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.

Untitled, 1968

Gouache and ink on paper
43 1/4 × 29 1/2 in
109.9 × 74.9 cm
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