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May 17, 2013 12:00 PMCalender

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Two Different Versions of McGovern for McGovernment

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


Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976)

Two Different Versions of McGovern for McGovernment, 1972, editions of 200, both published by Styria Studios Ltd., New York. Both signed "Calder" in pencil l.r. and numbered "54/200" in pencil l.l. Lithographs (one in color) on BFK Rives paper with watermark, image sizes approximately 30 x 22 3/4 in. (76.2 x 57.7 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Minor unpressed handling creases.

Provenance: From the estate of Joan Sonnabend, Boston, Massachusetts.
Estimate $600-800

The color version has a sheet size of 34 5/8 x 24 inches, with upper and right edges deckled. The black & white version has a sheet measuring 32 1/2 x 24 inches with a deckled right edge. Both have minor handling creases.

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Alexander Calder, Styria Studios Ltd., Joan Sonnabend, Massachusetts