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Alexander Calder: Composition with Colour Fields

Alexander Calder (Philadelphia 1898 - New York 1976)

Composition with Colour Fields

Lot-No. 198 | Proceeds: 1.100,00 €

1961, silkscreen in colours, 45,5 x 56,5 cm, lo. ri. autographed Calder a. num. 203/300 a. further inscriptions by another hand, framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - US sculptor from a family of artists, studied painting in New York 1923-26 a. worked as commercial artist, in 1926 he went to Paris where he shared a studio with A. Breker a. created the first of his famous kinetic sculptures that were later named "Mobiles" by M. Duchamp, at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière he met P. Mondrian a. F. Legér, in 1931 he had his first solo exhibition in Paris, sometimes his works refer to those of his friend J. Miró, C. exhibited among others at the Documenta I to III. - Mus.: New York (MoMA, Guggenheim, Metrop. Mus., Whitney), Berlin (Nat. Gall.), Paris, Washington, Zürich a. others. - Lit.: Saur, Vollmer a. others.

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