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Hen by ALEXANDER CALDER

ALEXANDER CALDER

(AMERICAN, 1898 - 1976)

Hen , 1943

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Materials:

wood, wire and paint

Measurements:

18.74 in. (47.60 cm.) (height) by 8.98 in. (22.80 cm.) (width) by 4.17 in. (10.60 cm.) (depth)

Markings:

signed with the artist's monogram 'CA' (on the underside)

Exhibited:

New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Calder: Constellationes, May-June 1943. London, Mayor Gallery and Waddington Galleries, Calder, April 1981, p. 8 (illustrated). New York, Hirschl & Adler, Carved and Modelled: American Sculpture 1810-1940, April-June 1982. St. Louis Museum of Art; Honolulu Academy of Arts; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, The Ebsworth Collection: American Modernism 1911-1947, November 1987-June 1988, pp. 64-65 and 200, no. 10 (illustrated). Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Alexander Calder 1898-1976, March-December 1998, p. 201, no. 165 (illustrated in color). Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; Seattle Art Museum, Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection, March-November 2000, pp. 64-65 and 279, no. 8 (illustrated in color). Seattle Art Museum, Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act, October 2009-April 2010.

Literature:

D. Bourdon, Calder: Mobilist/Ringmaster/Innovator, New York, 1980, p. 85 (illustrated). Art in America, vol. 73, no. 7, July 1985, (illustrated in color on the frontispiece). J.-C. Marcadé, Calder, Paris, 1996, pp. 104-105 (illustrated in color and illustrated in color on the cover). J. Baal-Tefhuvia, Alexander Calder, Cologne, 1998, p. 24 (illustrated) “Alexander Calder: Working with Volume,” Scholastic Art, vol. 30, no. 3, December 1999-January 2000, pp. 6-7 (illustrated in color). D. Ngo, ed., Art + Architecture: The Ebsworth Collection + Residence, San Francisco, 2006, n.p. (illustrated in color and installation views illustrated). A. Pierre, Calder: Mouvement et Réalité, Paris, 2009, pp. 197 and 199 (illustrated in color). New York, L & M Arts, Tinguey, Calder: Between Surrealism and Abstraction, exh. cat., 2010, p. 142 (drawing illustrated).

Provenance:

Keith and Edna Warner, New York, acquired directly from the artist, 1944 Perls Galleries, New York Waddington Galleries, London, 1981 Private collection, New York Hirschl & Adler, New York Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1985

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