Alexander Calder, ‘Wheel and Stripes’, 1970, Gilden's Art Gallery

Technique: Original Signed and Dated Gouache and Ink on Canson Paper

Size: 74.9 x 110.5 cm. / 29.5 x 43.5 in.

Additional Information: This is an original gouache and ink by Alexander Calder.
It is signed and dated “Calder 70” at the lower right corner.
It was painted in 1970.
The paper bears the Canson watermark and blindstamp.

Provenance:
Galerie Maeght, Paris
Sold by the above in 1974 to Galerie Bel'Art, Stockholm
Sotheby's New York, Oct. 22, 1975, lot 88
Private Collection, Pennsylvania
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application No. A11754

Condition: Excellent condition. A minor, unobtrusive crease at the upper left sheet edge.

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