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The Red Base by ALEXANDER CALDER

ALEXANDER CALDER

(AMERICAN, 1898 - 1976)

The Red Base , 1969

Price Sold

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

standing mobile-sheet metal, wire and paint

Measurements:

40.00 in. (101.60 cm.) (height) by 78.98 in. (200.60 cm.) (width) by 15.59 in. (39.60 cm.) (depth)

Markings:

signed with the artist's monogram and dated 'CA 69' (on the base)

Exhibited:

Stockholm, Galerie Blanche, Alexander Calder: Mobiler, Stabile-Mobiler, Gouacher 1961–1970, 1970, no. 6. London, Gimpel Fils, Master Sculptors of the 20th Century, January-March 1973, p. 31 no. 32 (illustrated). Mayoral Galeria d’Art Barcelona, Art Revolutionaries: Hommage to the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic, 1937, September 2016-January 2017, pp. 165, 166-168 and 171 (illustrated).

Provenance:

Bo Boustedt, Stockholm, acquired directly from the artist, circa 1969 His sale; Christie's, London, 3 July 1973, lot 73 Private collection, Stockholm Anon. sale; Sotheby's, London, 12 February 2013, lot 4 Private collection, Europe Acquired from the above by the present owner

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