Lot 92Alexander Calder
Long Orange Tail, 1948
Sheet metal, brass, wire and paint
3 3/4 x 4 x 2 1/2 inches (9.52 x 10.16 x 6.35 cm)
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York
Private collection, CT
[Sale] Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, Oct. 21, 1977, lot 372
Perls Galleries, New York, November 3, 1977
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A08175
C Property of the I. A. Victor III Trust
Sold for $262,500
The brass areas are tarnished to a deep brown. The painted white areas show minor surface dirt. The orange pigment on the lower section has two areas of loss along the top edges, 1/32" long, and 1/16" long. Also losses at bottom edge 1/8" long and at the top point. dark soiling along the tip of the tail and along top edge of the tail. This seems to be the original paint with no signs of in-painting.
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