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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3338B Boston
January 23, 2020 6:00PMCalender

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Petite vitesse

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3338B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 24, 2020 12:00PM


Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976)

Petite vitesse
Signed and dated "Calder 69" l.r., numbered and titled "10309/Petite Vitesse" in pencil on the reverse u.r., inscribed "5000.B/GIC6086" in pencil on the reverse at l.r. corner.
Gouache and ink on paper, 29 1/4 x 43 in. (74.4 x 109.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Accretion in the form of a stray drop of paint (white over blue) at u.r. corner, subtle dog-ear creases to the lower corners, minor scattered handling creases more noticeable at the c.l. edge, stray fox mark or similar to l.l. corner, minor soiling to edges of the sheet.

Provenance: Galerie Maeght, Paris; to Kim C. Anderson & Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota (1973); to Tate Fine Arts Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida (1973); to the current private Georgia collection.

N.B. This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A12521. The lot is accompanied by a copy of the sales receipt from Tate Fine Arts Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida, dated August 7, 1973.
Estimate $50,000-70,000

Stray drop of paint in the u.r. corner mentioned above is located 2 inches down from the top and 7 3/8 inches in from the right side.

Small graphite line in the orange circle on the l.l. assumed to be the hand of the artist.

Dry stamp "CANSON/LAVIS B" to l.l. corner of the recto, and watermark from Canson & Montgolfier along the top edge of the sheet.

Framed dimensions are 31 x 44 3/4 inches, glazed with Plexiglas.

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C. Anderson & Co., Paris, Minneapolis