Sale: 407 / Post War/ Contemporary Art, June 08. 2013 in Munich Lot 208

 
208
Alexander Calder
Ohne Titel, 1976.
Object
Estimate:
€ 150,000 / $ 171,000
Sold:
€ 329,400 / $ 375.515

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description
Ohne Titel. 1976.
Object. Standing mobile of steel sheet, wire and bolts on metal foot. In colors.
With monogram and date at side of metal foot. Ca. 24,6 x 39 x 14 cm (9,6 x 15,3 x 5,5 in).
This object by Calder is offered on the international auction market for the first time.

The work is registered in the archive of the Calder Foundation, New York, under the number "A 25818".

PROVENANCE: Private collection Switzerland.

Nothing but ingenious, that is what must be said about the final step of combining the Mobile and the Stable, creating the so-called "Standing Mobile", filigree structures balancing on fixed stands. In the course of his career, Calder created his own fascinating world of these objects, at the end of which we find the artwork offered in our auction. In its concentrated color and form, in its delicate moments of movement and its captivating presence, the complete mastery of the late work becomes obvious. The viewer experiences an impressive play of forms that arises from both the movement of abstract organic forms as well as from moments of standstill.

208
Alexander Calder
Ohne Titel, 1976.
Object
Estimate:
€ 150,000 / $ 171,000
Sold:
€ 329,400 / $ 375.515

(incl. 22% surcharge)