09-09-2011 09-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 12:00 PMCalender
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Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Shoe with Split Heel

$148,125$125,000
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2560B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 09, 2011 12:00PM

Description:

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976)

Shoe with Split Heel, 1946
Unsigned.
Painted [red, blue, black] sheet metal, 4 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. (11.4 x 8.6 x 5.7 cm).
Condition: Good.

Provenance: Gerald Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland; ...; Obelisk Gallery, Boston; then to a private New England collection, January 17, 1967.

Literature: GĂ©rald Kramer, Oeuvres Originales de Peintres 1867-1950, Geneva, May 1950, (b/w illus. within a group, p. 45).

Exhibitions: Kunsthalle, Berne, Switzerland, Calder, Leger, Bodmer, Leuppi, May 4-26, 1947 (cat. no. 8); Stedelijk Museum, Alexander Calder/ Fernand Leger, July 19, 1947 to August 24, 1947 (cat. no. 8).

N.B. A copy of the Obelisk Gallery sales invoice and an Obelisk Gallery photo-certificate signed on the reverse by Alexander Calder accompany the lot.
This work is registered with the Calder Foundation, Application No. A18642.
Estimate $30,000-50,000

Very minor wear to the bottom of toe and heel, visible brushstrokes, no additional condition issues to report.

Keywords

Alexander Calder, sheet metal, Gerald Cramer, New England, Obelisk Gallery, Fernand Leger, Berne, Stedelijk Museum, Calder Foundation