Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976)
Shoe with Split Heel, 1946
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).
Provenance: Gerald Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland; ...; Obelisk Gallery, Boston; then to a private New England collection, January 17, 1967.
Literature: Gérald 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.
Very minor wear to the bottom of toe and heel, visible brushstrokes, no additional condition issues to report.