Advisory Picks: Christie's 20th / 21st Century: London to Paris London, 30 June 2021
This mesmerising Alexander Calder sculpture went up for sale at Christie's 20th / 21st Century: London to Paris Sale on 30 June.
An example of one of his earlier works, this 1944 hanging sculpture—made of glass, Plexiglass, and pottery fragments, and suspended from wire beams and string—epitomises the brilliant delicacy and harmony of Calder's craftsmanship.
The sculpture sold for GBP 4,342,500.
Main image: Alexander Calder, Untitled (c.1944). Hanging mobile – pottery shards, glass shards, Plexiglas, wire and string. 86.4 x 78.7 x 66 cm. Courtesy Christie's.