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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3455B Marlborough
September 25, 2020 12:00 PMCalender

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Osaka

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3455B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: September 25, 2020 12:00PM


Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976)

Signed and dated "Calder 70" l.r., titled and numbered ".../10.859" on the reverse u.r.
Gouache on paper, 29 1/4 x 42 1/4 in. (74.5 x 107.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Small L-shaped tear (5/8 x 1/4 inch) at u.l. edge stabilized with tape on the reverse, minor creasing to corners, hinged to back mat at three places along the top edge of the reverse.

Provenance: Galerie Maeght, Paris; to Galleria Angolare, Milan (1974); through to the current private Massachusetts collection.

N.B. This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A11716.
Estimate $50,000-70,000

Framed dimensions are 35 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches.

At the u.l. edge, parallel to the L-shaped tear and slightly to the left, there is a small second tear (or crease with paint loss?) that measures perhaps 1/4 inch. No additional condition issues to report.

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Milan, Osaka, Paris