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Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1964

Artist: Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976)
Title:Untitled, 1964
Medium:Unique original gouache and ink on paper
Image:42 1/4 in x 29 1/2 in (107.3 x 75.0 cm)
Framed:48 1/2 in x 35 1/2 in (123.2 cm x 90.2 cm)
Signature:This work is signed and dated "Calder 64" he lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7395
Price on Request

Historical Description

Renowned for his mobiles, Alexander Calder applies the same principles of movement found in his sculptural works in this gouache work titled Untitled, 1964. Vertical yellow stripes cover the background, over which crisscrossed lines of red are punctuated with dripping blue dots. The layers of color bleed into each other, drawing attention to the water-based medium of the pigments. Gouache paint consists of opaque pigments ground in water and a thickener, which yields an especially rich color for a water-based paint. Thin abstracted lines and dots in black fill the lower half of the composition with the same swaying movement of grass blades in the wind.  The swirl in the lower right corner of the composition is a signature formal motif in both Calder’s three-dimensional and two-dimensional works. Through a masterful handling of gouache, Alexander Calder Untitled, 1964 represents a visual celebration of vibrant color and uplifting movement.

Alexander Calder Untitled, 1964 is a work in unique gouache and ink on paper. This work is signed and dated "Calder 64"  in the lower right.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Alexander Calder Untitled, 1964 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonné and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York,
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Alexander Calder Untitled, 1964 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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