Two Original Calder Mobiles Sold Tonight at Sotheby’s in Paris

Two original Alexander Calder mobiles, one hanging and one standing, sold tonight at Sotheby’s Art Contemporain in Paris:

Sans Titre (Untitled Hanging Mobile)
painted metal and wire
ca. 1947
86 x 71 cm / 34 x 28 in
Estimate: 1,000,000 – 1,500,000 USD
Sold for:  2,042,246 USD

Calder probably made this mobile in his Roxbury studio and gave it to a New York pediatrician as a thank you, after a somewhat comical request, to treat his mother in her old age.

Photo of Original Alexander Calder Hanging Mobile for sale

Sans Titre (Untitled Standing Mobile)
sheet metal, brass wire and paint
ca. 1955
13 x 12 x 7.5 cm / 5 1/8 x 4 ¾ x 3 in
Estimate: 127,000 – 190,000 USD
Sold for: 260,753 USD

Photo of Original Alexander Calder Hanging Mobile for sale

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