Sotheby's to host Alexander Calder selling exhibition in Hong Kong

Craigie G

Craigie G

2015-09-02 15:29:07

Sotheby's has announced details of a new selling exhibition in Hong Kong featuring works by the celebrated American artist Alexander Calder.

Alexander Calder: Imagining the Universe will celebrate the career of the abstract artist who pioneered kinetic sculptures.

The exhibition features 20 Calder works, ranging from his iconic hanging mobiles and standing mobiles to wire sculptures and works on paper, spanning six decades from the late 1920s to the year of his death in 1976.

Highlights will include the mobile Poisson avec tête humaine, executed in 1976; an untitled 'Stablie' sculpture contructed in 1960; and the work on paper Four Spirals and Six Dots, painted in 1971.

“We are honoured to bring to Hong Kong this wide-ranging array of important works by one of the 20th century's great creators, Alexander Calder," said Clare Cosman, Gallery Director, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. "In this expansive context, these pieces offer a rare opportunity to engage with Calder’s work, created throughout his prolific and enduring career.”

“Building on the success of Alexander Calder: Works on Paper from 1930 to 1976 presented in our New York gallery in 2013, this is S|2’s second selling exhibition dedicated to Calder," added Miety Heiden, Sotheby's Head of Contemporary Private Sales, North America.

"The beauty of Calder’s work is that it speaks to audiences worldwide and we are thrilled to open a new and exciting exhibition celebrating the legendary artist in our Hong Kong gallery space.”

Alexander Calder: Imagining the Universe takes place at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery from September 12-25.

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