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Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Untitled

Auction:
2655B
Lot:
555
Sold for:
$45,000$37,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2655B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 17, 2013 12:00PM

Description:

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976)

Untitled, 1975
Signed and dated "Calder 75" l.r.
Gouache on paper, 23 x 50 5/8 in. (58.3 x 77.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Small (3/16 in.) tear to edge of paper in l.r. corner, subtle rippling and toning, handling creases, scattered water spots, sheet affixed to backing mat at intervals along the perimeter.

Provenance: From the estate of the artist to M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, to Dr. Michael Dertouzos in 1978, then by family descent to the current owner.

N.B. The work is registered with the Calder Foundation, Application No. A26002. The lot is accompanied by a copy of the purchase invoice from M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, dated July 12, 1978.
Estimate $25,000-35,000

Handling creases primarily to top center. Scattered water spots measuring 3/8 to 1/2 in. diameter. Paper with partial watermark, "MADE IN FRANCE" and with three flowers. Unable to examine the back of the sheet.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Alexander Calder, M. Knoedler & Co. Inc., Michael Dertouzos, Calder Foundation, Calder, Invoice

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