Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1970

Artist: Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976)
Title:Untitled, 1970
Medium:Hand-Woven Wool Aubusson Tapestry
Image:DIMENSIONS: 77 1/2 in x 53 1/2 in (196.9 cm x 135.8 cm)
Framed:77 11/16 in x 54 3/4 (197.3 cm x 139.1 cm)
Edition:Woven numbering from the edition of 6 in black on the reverse.
Signature:Signed 'Calder' with a woven signature in black in the lower right and with the monogram of the weaver Pinton Frères in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5091
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Historical Description

The vibrant red background transitions beautifully with the tightly coiled snake, bringing forth a new energetic dimension to this already lively two-dimensional space. A rich pattern of red, blue, and yellow contour the body of the snake, creating a marvelous illusion for the spectator. Magnificently eye-catching, this Calder tapestry exhibits the artist’s skills at conveying alluring imagery through vivid colors and elegant shapes.

Created in 1970, this hand woven tapestry is signed 'Calder' with a woven signature in black in the lower right. This work is virtually unique due to the very small edition size. It is numbered from the edition of 6 on verso, woven in black.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Lipman, J. (1980). Calder's Universe. Wolfe, R. (Ed.). Harrison House: New York. A detailed chapter, "Tapestries and Rugs" mentions Calder's textiles and his technique on pgs. 157-169.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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