ALEXANDER CALDER (1898-1976)

 
Alexander Calder’s “Red Versus Yellow” (1973) evokes a delicate sense of balance in form and color. Calder began working on sculptures as early as 1909, and these early, often austere, pieces later developed into his iconic “Stabiles” and “Mobiles.”  The “Stabile” form ranges in size from palm-sized works to monumentally scaled public art installations. The present work, “Red Versus Yellow” is a modestly sized work that shows the artist working with the confidence of a master.  The piece is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number #A08159.
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<br>1973 was a prolific year for the artist; many seminal works were created in that year including, “Stegosaurus,” a 50’ tall sculpture created for the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. 
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<br>Calder's work is held in the collections of major museums worldwide including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Gallery in London among many others. Alexander Calder’s “Red Versus Yellow” (1973) evokes a delicate sense of balance in form and color. Calder began working on sculptures as early as 1909, and these early, often austere, pieces later developed into his iconic “Stabiles” and “Mobiles.”  The “Stabile” form ranges in size from palm-sized works to monumentally scaled public art installations. The present work, “Red Versus Yellow” is a modestly sized work that shows the artist working with the confidence of a master.  The piece is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number #A08159.
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<br>1973 was a prolific year for the artist; many seminal works were created in that year including, “Stegosaurus,” a 50’ tall sculpture created for the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. 
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<br>Calder's work is held in the collections of major museums worldwide including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Gallery in London among many others.
Red Versus Yellow197321 7/8 x 23 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.(55.56 x 59.69 x 24.13 cm) sheet metal, wire and paint
Provenance
Perls Galleries, New York
Private Collection, 1974
Literature
Maurice Bruzeau “Calder a Sache” 1975
Pg 29 plate 27 color group photograph; pg 31 plate 36 color photograph
Alexander Calder’s “Red Versus Yellow” (1973) evokes a delicate sense of balance in form and color. Calder began working on sculptures as early as 1909, and these early, often austere, pieces later developed into his iconic “Stabiles” and “Mobiles.” The “Stabile” form ranges in size from palm-sized works to monumentally scaled public art installations. The present work, “Red Versus Yellow” is a modestly sized work that shows the artist working with the confidence of a master. The piece is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number #A08159.

1973 was a prolific year for the artist; many seminal works were created in that year including, “Stegosaurus,” a 50’ tall sculpture created for the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut.

Calder's work is held in the collections of major museums worldwide including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Gallery in London among many others.
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