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Tapestry Le Sphere et les Spirales

Documentation Signed
Origin France
Period 1950-1979
Materials woven wool tapestry
W. 63.78 in; H. 45.67 in;
W. 162 cm; H. 116 cm;
Condition Good. poleaxes contact us
Creation Date c 1975
Description Alexander Calder
(U.S.A. 1898-1976)
Le Sphere et les Spirales
Bicentennial tapestry
Hand woven wool with signature and Pinton tapestry mark lower right
Edition Nº 31 of 200 manufactured by Pinton Freres, France
c 1975
Framed with Museum glass, antireflective, UV protected
Height: 103cm
Length: 150cm
Frame: 116cm x 162cm
This is one of a series of six tapestries Calder created to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the American Revolution.
The tapestries were hand woven by Pinton Freres in Aubusson, France.
Approximately only around 37 examples in the edition of 200 were actually produced
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Book References Pinton Frères/Jeffrey Metzner, 'The Bicentennial Tapestries. Alexander Calder', sales catalogue 1975, illus. in colour. 'Calder’s Universe', Jean Lipman, Ruth Wolfe (ed.), Philadelphia 1989, p. 157
Incollect Reference Number 304331
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