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Lot 2089: Alexander Calder, sculpture

Millea Bros "SELECT" (Day 2 of 3)

by Millea Bros. Ltd.

04 November 2016

Boonton, NJ, USA

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Description: Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), "Award to Clement Greenberg", 1987, brass/copper sheet metal, inscribed "To Clement Greenberg The ADAA Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Art History", 12.5"h x 10.5"w x 12.5"d

Condition Report: Good, some rubbing and oxidation to patina

Notes: The Segre Iron Works in Connecticut was Calder’s metal fabricator. With Calder’s authorization, approximately 12 pieces were made and presented as awards for a New York Art Dealers Association. It became known as the “Dove” because of its similarity to that bird about to take flight.

Provenance: The Collection of Clement Greenberg, NY - Clement Greenberg was arguably the most influencial art critic of the 20th century, and champion of abstract expressionist and modern art. His personal collection is a reflection of his involvement with artists including, and among the likes of, Helen Frakenthaler and Jackson Pollock. For more information, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Greenberg#Clement_Greenberg_Collection

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