Lot 2089: Alexander Calder, sculpture
November 4, 2016
Boonton, NJ, USALive Auction
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 Calders metal fabricator. With Calders 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