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"GRATTE CIEL (Sky Scraper)"


Gouache over pencil on paper,

signed, 'Calder,' and dated, '62,' lower right.

Titled in pencil, 'Gratte Ciel,' on verso, lower right.


Measurements:

Paper size: 29 -4/8 by 41 -1/2 inches, [746 by 1054 mm].


Provenance:

Acquired directly from the artist by James Jones.

Estate of James and Gloria Jones.

Private collection, New York.


Literature:

Frank MacShane, Into Eternity The life of James Jones, 1985, page 244 (Gratte Ciel is visible on the wall of James Jone's working studio in Paris).


Authentication:

This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number: A23581.


Private collection, New York.


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