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Untitled by ALEXANDER CALDER

ALEXANDER CALDER

(AMERICAN, 1898 - 1976)

Untitled , 1949

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Materials:

hanging mobile-sheet metal, wire and paint

Measurements:

53.74 in. (136.50 cm.) (height) by 147.52 in. (374.70 cm.) (width) by 94.02 in. (238.80 cm.) (depth)

Exhibited:

Oakland Museum, A Salute to Alexander Calder, November-December 1972. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, October 2000-January 2001, pp. 29, 282-283 and 356, fig. 15, pl. 165, no. 36 (illustrated in color and installation view illustrated in color).

Literature:

W. Gibbs, "Theatre Review," The New Yorker, 14 January 1950, pp. 48-49. J. J. Sweeney, Alexander Calder, New York, 1951, p. 75. J. J. Sweeney, Alexander Calder: Sculpture, Mobiles, London, 1962, p. 29. J. Fricker, Calder, Paris, 1965, p. 30. H. H. Arnason, Calder, London, 1971, p. 84. M. Besset, Alexander Calder, Zurich, 1975. p. 30. P. D. Meltzer, "Reunited at Last: Burgess Meredith Rediscovers an Old Stage Set—Made for Him by Alexander Calder over Thirty Years Ago," Art and Auction, vol. 9, January 1987, pp. 16-18. D. A. Ross et al., Celebrating Modern Art: Highlights from the Anderson Collection, San Francisco, 2000, p. 11 (installation view illustrated). P. Rowlands, "Double Feature," Art News, vol. 99, no. 10, November 2000, pp. 179-179 (installation view illustrated in color). G. Allen et al., A Family Affair: Modern and Contemporary American Art from the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, New York, 2014, pp. 42-43 (installation view illustrated in color).

Provenance:

Burgess Meredith, Mount Kisco, commissioned from the artist Stanley Moss & Co., New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1971

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