Works of art intended to form part of a forthcoming exhibition at Tate that may be covered by immunity from seizure are listed below.

Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects which are loaned from overseas to temporary public exhibitions in approved museums or galleries in the UK where conditions are met when the object enters the UK.

The conditions are:

  • The object is usually kept outside the UK
  • The object is not owned by a person who is resident in UK
  • Importing the object does not contravene any law
  • The object is brought into UK for the purpose of a temporary public exhibition at an approved museum or gallery
  • The museum or gallery has published information about the object.

All works currently being proposed for or covered by immunity from seizure in the UK are linked to the Arts Council’s website.

If you have any further enquiries, please write to:

Immunity from seizure
Director’s Office
Tate
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG

Any specific enquiries concerning works in private collections included in Tate exhibitions should be directed to Matthew Gale, Head of Displays, Tate Modern.

Artworks currently at Tate

Frank Auerbach

Tate Britain (London, UK) from 09 Oct 2015 until 13 Mar 2016.

Frank Auerbach
(born 1931, born: Berlin, active: London)

Frank Auerbach, E.O.W., S.A.W. and J.J.W. in the Garden II, 1964

X48026
E.O.W., S.A.W. and J.J.W. in the Garden II

1964
painting
Oil on board
support: 1905 x 1524 mm
Private collection
Provenance:
Beaux Arts Gallery, London;
Marlborough Fine Art, London;
Private collection, London (acquired from above 1978);
Private collection, Connecticut (acquired from above)
Nationality of artist: British, born Germany (1931)
Identifying marks: Not recorded
Place of Manufacture: London, UK
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Frank Auerbach, Mornington Crescent, 1967

X48031
Mornington Crescent

1967
painting
Oil paint on board
support: 1219 x 1473 mm frame: 1270 x 1524 x 64 mm
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Anonymous Gift, 1978 (1978.152)
Provenance:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (anonymous gift 1978)
Nationality of artist: British, born Germany (1931)
Identifying marks: Not recorded
Place of Manufacture: London, UK
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Frank Auerbach, Portrait of Catherine Lampert, 1981-82

X48044
Portrait of Catherine Lampert

1981-82
painting
Oil on board
support: 714 x 613 mm
Private collection, New York
Provenance:
Marlborough Fine Art, London
Private collection, New York (acquired from above c.1983)
Nationality of artist: British, born Germany (1931)
Identifying marks: Not recorded
Place of Manufacture: London, UK
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Frank Auerbach, J.Y.M. Seated in the Studio II, 1988

X50719
J.Y.M. Seated in the Studio II

1988
painting
Oil paint on canvas
support: 660 x 711 mm
Private collection, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art
Provenance:
Marlborough Fine Art, London;
Private collection, Switzerland (acquired from above 1988)
Nationality of artist: British, born Germany (1931)
Identifying marks: Not recorded
Place of Manufacture: London, UK
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Frank Auerbach, Head of J.Y.M., 1990

X57674
Head of J.Y.M.

1990
on paper, unique
Charcoal, chalk and Indian ink on paper
unconfirmed: 575 x 765 mm
Private collection
Provenance:
Marlborough Fine Art, London;
Private collection, USA (acquired from above 1990)
Nationality of artist: British, born Germany (1931)
Identifying marks: Signed lower left: Auerbach 90
Place of Manufacture: London, UK
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Frank Auerbach, Mornington Crescent Looking South, 1996

X53992
Mornington Crescent Looking South

1996
painting
Oil paint on canvas
support: 1403 x 1276 mm
Private collection
Provenance:
Marlborough Fine Art, London;
Ivor Braka, London (acquired from above 2001);
Private collection, USA (acquired from above)
Nationality of artist: British, born Germany (1931)
Identifying marks: Not recorded
Place of Manufacture: London, UK
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Frank Auerbach, Reclining Head of Julia II, 1997

X48408
Reclining Head of Julia II

1997
painting
Acrylic on board
support: 546 x 685 mm
Private collection
Provenance:
Marlborough Fine Art, London;
Private collection, USA (acquired from above 2001)
Nationality of artist: British, born Germany (1931)
Identifying marks: Not recorded
Place of Manufacture: London, UK
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Frank Auerbach, Next Door III, 2011-12

X49290
Next Door III

2011-12
painting
Oil paint on canvas
support: 1324 x 1175 mm
Private collection
Provenance:
Marlborough Fine Art, London;
Private collection, USA (acquired from above 2012)
Nationality of artist: British, born Germany (1931)
Identifying marks: Not recorded
Place of Manufacture: London, UK
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Frank Auerbach, Self-Portrait, 2014

X53993
Self-Portrait

2014
on paper, unique
Graphite on paper
image: 781 x 571 mm
Private collection, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art
Provenance:
Marlborough Fine Art, London;
Private collection, Switzerland (acquired from above 2014)
Nationality of artist: British, born Germany (1931)
Identifying marks: Signed lower left: Auerbach 2014
Place of Manufacture: London, UK
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Mona Hatoum

Tate Modern (London, UK) from 04 May 2016 until 21 Aug 2016.

Mona Hatoum
(born 1952, born: Beirut)

Mona Hatoum, Homebound, 2000

X58582
Homebound

2000
sculpture
Kitchen utensils, furniture, electric wire, light bulbs, computerized dimmer switch, amplifier, speakers
Dimensions variable: Approx 7000 (width) x 4500 (depth)
Rennie Collection, Vancouver
Provenance:
The artist;
White Cube, London
The current owner. Purchased from the above, 7 June 2005.

Nationality of the artist: British
Identifying marks: not recorded
Place of manufacture: not recorded
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45

Wifredo Lam

Tate Modern (London, UK) from 14 Sep 2016 until 08 Jan 2017.

Wifredo Lam
(1902-1982, born: Sagua la Grande, died: Paris)

Wifredo Lam, Mother and Child, 1939

X56138
Mother and Child

[Mère et enfant, II] 1939
on paper, unique
Gouache on paper
support: 1065 x 479 mm frame: 1165 x 860 x 38 mm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. Accession number: 652.1939
Provenance:
The artist;
Galerie Pierre, Paris, by 1939 when shown in the exhibition ‘Wifredo Lam, peintures’;
J.D. Rockefeller Jr., New York;
The current owner.

Nationality of artist: Cuban
Identifying marks: not recorded
Place of manufacture: not recorded

Wifredo Lam, Moths and Candles, 1946

X58548
Moths and Candles

1946
on paper, unique
Graphite and ink on paper
support: 510 x 620 mm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. David Rockefeller Latin American Fund. Accession number: 100.1971
Provenance:
The artist;
[Albert] Loeb and Krugier Gallery, New York.
The current owner. Puchased from the above, 1971.

Nationality of artist: Cuban
Identifying marks: Signed, date and located: "Wifredo Lam / 9-1-46 / Haiti' and inscribed 'Pour le Dr. Wergrof. Wifredo Lam, New York, 1946'
Place of manufacture: Haiti

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

Tate Modern (London, UK) from 09 Nov 2015 until 03 Apr 2016.

Alexander Calder
(1898-1976, born: Philadelphia, died: New York)

Alexander Calder, Le Lanceur de Poids, 1929

X52450
Le Lanceur de Poids

1929
sculpture
Wire
unconfirmed: 820 x 730 x 133 mm
Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne / Centre de creation industrielle
Provenance:
The artist;
Gifted to the Centre Pompidou, Paris by the artist, 1966.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: none
Place of manufacture: Paris, France
Catalogue Raisonné: Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 93/282

Alexander Calder, Two Acrobats, 1929

X52451
Two Acrobats

1929
sculpture
Wire on wood base
unconfirmed: 878 x 550 x 165 mm
The Menil Collection, Houston
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired by the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston with gift of funds provided by John and Dominique de Menil;
Thence to the Menil Foundation, 1974.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: Signed, wood base: Calder
Place of manufacture: Paris, France
Catalogue Raisonné: Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p.166/282.

Alexander Calder, The Brass Family, 1929

X53195
The Brass Family

1929
sculpture
Brass wire and painted wood
unconfirmed: 1702 x 1045 x 225 mm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of the artist 69.255
Provenance:
The artist;
Gifted to the Whitney Museum of American Art,1969.

Nationality of Artist: American
Identifying marks:
Place of manufacture: France
Catalogue Raisonné: Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 168/282

Alexander Calder, Amédée Ozenfant, c.1930

X52447
Amédée Ozenfant

c.1930
sculpture
Wire
Confirmed: 600 x 400 x 370 mm
Collection Larock-Granoff, Paris
Provenance:
The artist;
Amédée Ozenfant;
Acquired by the Collection Larock-Granoff by Amédée Ozenfant; 1966.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: none
Place of manufacture: Paris, France
Catalogue Raisonné: Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 76/283

Alexander Calder, Varèse, c. 1930

X53196
Varèse

c. 1930
sculpture
Wire
unconfirmed: 381 x 298 x 318 mm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of Mrs. Louise Varèse in honor of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney 80.25
Provenance:
The artist;
Gifted to the collection of Louise Varèse, New York by the artist;
Gifted to the Whitney Museum of American Art by Louise Varèse, 1980.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks:
Place of manufacture: France
Catalogue Raisonné: Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 85/283.

Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger, c.1930

X55427
Fernand Léger

c.1930
sculpture
Wire
unconfirmed: 420 x 380 mm
Private Collection
Provenance:
The artist;
Fernand Léger;
Nadia Léger;
Georges Bauquier;
Lent to the Musée Fernand Léger by the above until the death of Georges Bauquier;
Thence Madame Georges Bauquier, 1997;
Private Collection, Monaco;
Acquired from the above by its current owner, Private Collection, 2001.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: none
Place of manufacture: Paris, France
Catalogue Raisonné: Marla Prather ‘Alexander Calder, 1898-1976’, National Gallery of Art Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1998, p. 46

Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, c.1930

X55474
Joan Miró

c.1930
sculpture
Wire
unconfirmed: 290 x 270 mm
Private collection
Provenance:
The artist;
Gifted by the artist to Joan Miró;
By descent to its current owner, Private Collection.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: not recorded
Place of manufacture: Paris, France
Catalogue Raisonné: Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 74/283.

Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1931

X52495
Untitled

1931
sculpture
Wood, iron, wire, aluminium, thread, and paint
unconfirmed: 1200 x 743 x 300 mm
MACBA Collection; MACBA Foundation
Provenance:
The artist;
MACBA Collection;
MACBA Foundation.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identfying marks: Signed: Calder
Place of manufacture: Not recorded
Catalogue Raisonné: Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p.256/284.

Alexander Calder, Many, 1931

X53176
Many

1931
on paper, unique
Ink on paper
unconfirmed: 497 x 648 mm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1968
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York through Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1968.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks:
Place of manufacture: not recorded
Catalogue Raisonné: Marla Prather ‘Alexander Calder, 1898-1976’, National Gallery of Art Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1998, p. 95.

Alexander Calder, Sphérique I, 1931

X53212
Sphérique I

1931
sculpture
Steel wire and brass with painted wood base
unconfirmed: 1005 x 324 x 318 mm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Purchase, with funds from the Howard and Jean Lipman Foundation, Inc. 70.12
Provenance:
The artist;
Gifted to the collection of Georges Hugnet, 1932;
Acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art through Perls Gallery, New York, 1970.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks:
Place of manufacture: France
Catalogue Raisonné: Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 241/283

Alexander Calder, Up, Over the Horizon, 1931

X53232
Up, Over the Horizon

1931
on paper, unique
ink on paper
unconfirmed: 500 x 652 mm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Provenance:
The artist;
Perls Galleries, New York;
Acquired by Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, 1968;
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986;
Bequeathed by Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1981.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: Signed, lower right: Calder ‘31
Place of manufacture: Paris, France
Catalogue Raisonné: Marla Prather ‘Alexander Calder, 1898-1976’, National Gallery of Art Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1998, p. 93.

Alexander Calder, Big Black Disc, c.1931

X53233
Big Black Disc

c.1931
on paper, unique
Ink on paper
unconfirmed: 484 x 633 mm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Provenance:
The artist;
Perls Galleries, New York;
Acquired from the above by Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, 1968;
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986;
Bequeathed by Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1981.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: Signed, lower right: Calder
Place of manufacture: Paris, France.

Alexander Calder, Study for a Mobile, c.1931

X53234
Study for a Mobile

c.1931
on paper, unique
Ink on paper
unconfirmed: 483 x 634 mm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Provenance:
The artist;
Perls Galleries, New York;
Acquired from the above by Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, 1968;
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981;
Bequeathed by Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1981.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: Signed, lower right: Calder
Place of manufacture: Paris, France

Alexander Calder, Pantograph, 1931

X53256
Pantograph

1931
sculpture
Wood, wire, sheet metal, motor
unconfirmed: 1320 x 1370 x 360 mm
Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Donation 1961 from Louisa and Alexander Calder
Provenance:
The artist;
Gifted to Moderna Museet by Louisa and Alexander Calder, 1961;
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: none
Place of manufacture: Paris, France
Catalogue Raisonné: Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p.251/283.

Alexander Calder, Aerialist, c.1926-1931

X53413
Aerialist

c.1926-1931
(no classification assigned)
Wood, wire, leather, cloth, lead, and string
unconfirmed: 356 x 143 x 38 mm
Courtesy Jonathan O'Hara Gallery, New York
Provenance:
The artist;
By descent to the Estate of the artist;
Purchased from the above by Jonathan O’Hara, New York, 2007.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: none
Place of manufacture: Paris, France
Catalogue Raisonné: Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 164/280

Alexander Calder, On the High Wire, 1932

X53191
On the High Wire

1932
on paper, unique
Pen and ink on paper
unconfirmed: 510 x 629 mm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Howard and Jean Lipman 81.23.3
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired by the collection of Howard and Jean Lipman through Perls Gallery, New York, 1963;
Gifted to the Whitney Museum of American Art by Howard and Jean Lipman, 1981.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks:
Place of manufacture: not recorded
Catalogue Raisonné: Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 173/284.

Alexander Calder, Acrobat, 1932

X53318
Acrobat

1932
on paper, unique
Pen and black ink on cream wove paper
unconfirmed: 356 x 483 mm
Philadelphia Museum of Art; Purchased with the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1941
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1941.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: Signed, lower right: Calder
Place of manufacture: Paris, France

Alexander Calder, Tightrope Artist, 1932

X53319
Tightrope Artist

1932
on paper, unique
Pen and black ink on cream wove paper
unconfirmed: 357 x 481 mm
Philadelphia Museum of Art; Purchased with the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1941
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1941.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: Signed, lower right: Calder
Place of manufacture: Paris, France

Alexander Calder, A Universe, 1934

X53169
A Universe

1934
sculpture
Painted iron pipe, steel wire, motor, and wood with string
unconfirmed: 1029 x 762 mm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (by exchange), 1934 Accession number: 163.1934
Provenance:
The artist;
Gifted to the Museum of Modern Art, New York by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1934.
Nationality of Artist: American
Identifying marks:
Place of manufacture: United States
Catalogue Raisonné: Marla Prather ‘Alexander Calder, 1898-1976’, National Gallery of Art Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1998, p. 109.

Alexander Calder, Little Blue Panel, 1934

X54945
Little Blue Panel

1934
sculpture
Wood, wire and paint, with motor
unconfirmed: 482 x 381 x 247 mm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Purchased through the gift of Henry and Walter Keney
Provenance:
The artist;
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York;
Acquired from the above by the Wadsworth Atheneum, 1935
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: not recorded
Place of manufacture: Roxbury, CT, United States of America

Alexander Calder, Form Against Yellow, 1936

X53228
Form Against Yellow

1936
sculpture
Painted sheet metal, painted wood, steel rod and wire
unconfirmed: 1232 x 826 x 775 mm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired by Harold Diamond, New York;
Acquired by Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, 1968;
Gifted by Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1972.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: not recorded
Place of manufacture: New York, United States of America
Catalogue Raisonné: Marla Prather ‘Alexander Calder, 1898-1976’, National Gallery of Art Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1998, p. 128.

Alexander Calder, , c.1936

X53230

[Petit Panneau Bleu] c.1936
sculpture
Wood, painted sheet metal, steel wire and motor
unconfirmed: 335 x 490 x 430 mm
Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne / Centre de creation industrielle
Provenance:
The artist;
Thence by descent to the Estate of the artist;
Donation to the Pompidou Centre, Paris by the Estate of the artist, 1983.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: none
Place of manufacture: Roxbury, CT, United States of America

Alexander Calder, The Orange Panel, 1936

X55473
The Orange Panel

1936
sculpture
Sheet metal, wire, wood paint and motor
unconfirmed: 914 x 1219 x 229 mm
Private collection
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired from the artist by Mr. Gates Lloyd, 1943;
Sotheby’s, Contemporary Art, Part I, Lot 4, New York, 4 May 1994;
Acquired from the above by Private Collection.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: none
Place of manufacture: New York, United States of America
Catalogue Raisonné: Marla Prather ‘Alexander Calder, 1898-1976’, National Gallery of Art Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1998, p. 123.

Alexander Calder, Four Elements, also known as Model for the Four Elements
Maquette for 1939 New York World's Fair, 1938

X53257
Four Elements, also known as Model for the Four Elements Maquette for 1939 New York World's Fair

1938
sculpture
Metal plate, string and steel wire
unconfirmed: 420 x 640 x 300 mm
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired by Moderna Museet from Pontus Hultén, 1997.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: none
Place of manufacture: not recorded.

Alexander Calder, Dancers and Sphere
[New York World's Fair 1939, maquette], 1938

X53423
Dancers and Sphere [New York World's Fair 1939, maquette]

1938
sculpture
Painted wood, sheet metal, wire, with motor
unconfirmed: 550 x 660 x 350 mm
Courtesy Galerie Natalie Seroussi
Provenance:
The artist;
Galerie Maeght, Paris;
Thence Galerie Tarica, Paris;
Acquired from the above by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, July 1989;
Acquired from the above by Private Collection, 2009
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: not recorded
Place of manufacture: not recorded

Alexander Calder, Hourglass, 1941

X53437
Hourglass

1941
sculpture
Wire, lead and paint
unconfirmed: 1524 x 559 x 419 mm
The Lipman Family Foundation
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired by the collection of Howard and Jean Lipman through Perls Gallery, New York, 1980;
Bequeathed to the Lipman Family Foundation, 1998.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks:
Place of manufacture: not recorded
Catalogue Raisonné: Marla Prather ‘Alexander Calder, 1898-1976’, National Gallery of Art Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1998, p. 188, Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal ‘Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 173/284.

Alexander Calder, Morning Star, 1943

X53170
Morning Star

1943
sculpture
Painted sheet steel, steel wire, wood and paint
unconfirmed: 1948 x 1228 x 1160 mm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gift of the artist, 1966 Accession number: 848.1966
Provenance:
The artist;
Gifted to the Museum of Modern Art, New York by the artist, 1966.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks:
Place of manufacture: United States
Catalogue Raisonné: Marla Prather ‘Alexander Calder, 1898-1976’, National Gallery of Art Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1998, p. 203.

Alexander Calder, Gamma, 1947

X55113
Gamma

1947
sculpture
Painted sheet metal and steel wire
unconfirmed: 1473 x 2133 x 914 mm
Collection of Jon A. Shirley
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired by Haswell Dayton, Ohio through Bucholz Gallery, New York, 1948;
Gifted to Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio by the above;
Sold by Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio through PACE gallery to raise endowment;
Acquired by the collection of Jon A. Shirley by the above, 1992.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: none
Place of manufacture: Roxbury, CT, United States of America
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Alexander Calder, Snow Flurry I, 1948

X53177
Snow Flurry I

1948
sculpture
Painted steel sheet and steel wire
unconfirmed: 2387 x 2088 mm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gift of the artist, 1966 Accession number: 390.1966.a-c
Provenance:
The artist;
Gifted to the Museum of Modern Art, New York by the artist, 1966.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks:
Place of manufacture: United States

Alexander Calder, Black Widow, c.1948

X54944
Black Widow

c.1948
time-based media
Wire and painted metal
unconfirmed: 3251 x 2515 mm
Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil-Departamento de Säo Paulo
Provenance:
The artist;
Gifted to the Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil – Departamento de São Paulo by the artist, 1948.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: Initials: CA
Place of manufacture: Roxbury, CT, United States of America
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.
Catalogue Raisonné: Roberta Saraiva (ed.), ‘Calder in Brazil’, Cosac Naify, 2006, p. 70-95

Alexander Calder, Blériot, 1949

X55112
Blériot

1949
sculpture
Sheet metal, wire and iron rod
unconfirmed: 1010 x 800 mm
Private collection
Provenance:
The artist;
Gifted by the artist to Mrs Ida Chagall;
By decent to its current owner, Private Collection.
Identifying marks: not recorded
Place of manufacture: not recorded
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Alexander Calder, Red Gongs, 1950

X53267
Red Gongs

1950
sculpture
Painted aluminium, brass, steel rod and wire
unconfirmed: 1524 x 3658 mm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Fletcher Fund, 1955 (55.181.1a-f)
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1955.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: not recorded
Place of manufacture: Roxbury, CT, United States of America
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.
Exhibition history: New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ‘Three Centuries of American Painting’ April 9–October 17, 1965, unnum. checklist.
Bronx. Herbert H. Lehman College Art Gallery of The City University of New York. ‘Relationships: Paintings, Sculpture, and Drawings from the Twentieth Century Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’ November 16, 1984–January 6, 1985, no. 1.

Alexander Calder, Triple Gong, 1951

X53223
Triple Gong

1951
sculpture
Painted steel, painted wire and brass
unconfirmed: 787 x 1727 mm
National Gallery of Art, Washington; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1966 1966.120.27
Provenance:
The artist;
Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, New York;
Gifted to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC by the above, 1996.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: none
Place of manufacture: Roxbury, CT, United States of America
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.
Catalogue Raisonné: Marla Prather ‘Alexander Calder, 1898-1976’, National Gallery of Art Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1998, p.276.

Alexander Calder, Streetcar, 1951

X53261
Streetcar

1951
sculpture
Sheet steel, brass, wire and paint
unconfirmed: 1067 x 2946 mm
The Art Institute of Chicago; Gift of Florence May Marx and Samuel A. Marx 1953.179
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired by Florene May Shoenborn and Samuel A. Marx, 195;
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago by the above, 1953.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: not recorded
Place of manufacture: Roxbury, CT, United States of America
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Alexander Calder, Nineteen White Discs, 1961

X53259
Nineteen White Discs

1961
sculpture
Sheet metal, paint and steel wire
unconfirmed: 1143 x 1346 mm
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Gift of Ruth Horwich, 1991.91
Provenance:
The artist;
Acquired from the artist by Ruth Horwich;
Gifted to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago by the above, 1991.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: not recorded
Place of manufacture: Roxbury, CT, United States of America
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Alexander Calder, Chef d'Orchestre, 1966

X58405
Chef d'Orchestre

1966
sculpture
Painted steel

Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig. Courtesy of Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York.
Provenance:
Galerie Maeght, Paris;
Acquired from the above by Private collection;
Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Art, Part I, November 8, 1989;
Acquired from the above by Private collection;
Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Art, Part I, April 30, 1991;
Acquired from the above by Private collection, Switzerland;
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York;
Acquired from the above by Private collection.
Nationality of the artist: American
Identifying marks: not recorded
Place of manufacture: Roxbury, CT, United States of America
This work was made after the operative period 1933-45.

Performing for the Camera

Tate Modern (London, UK) from 18 Feb 2016 until 12 Jun 2016.

F. Holland Day
(1864 - 1933)

F. Holland Day, The Seven Words, 1898, printed c.1898

X59320
The Seven Words

1898, printed c.1898
on paper, print
7 photographs, platinum prints on paper with wooden frame
frame: 215.9 x 876.3 mm support, each: 133.4 x 108 mm
Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York
Provenance:
The artist, USA;
Acquired by Clarence B. Moore, Philadelphia, 1898;
to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1898;
to Louis Walton Sipley, Philadelphia, no later than 1930;
to the purchaser of Sipley's Philadelphia townhouse, circa 1970;
Sotheby’s, New York, November 1986;
to private collection, 1986;
to present owner, 1998.
Nationality of Artist: American
Identifying marks: Numbered sequentially and in unidentified hand in pencil on verso. Complete series of seven photographs - platinum prints - each accompanied by the original black card mount, numbered sequentially in an unidentified hand in pencil on verso, and within the original black lacquered frame. The top of the frame moulding bears the inscription, ‘”The Seven Words," / by F. H. Day, Boston, Mass. / Given by Mr. Clarence B. Moore.' in incised white lettering; the bottom frame panel displays individual captions in matching lettering beneath each photograph. The work is accompanied by remnants of the original frame label from the Philadelphia Photographic Salon, of 1898, on verso.
Place of manufacture: USA
Exhibitions:
Philadelphia Photographic Salon, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1898.
Corpus Christi: Representation of Christ in Photography 1852-2002, L’Hotel de Sully, Paris, 2003.
Revelation: Representations of Christ in Photography, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2003;
and traveled to Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, 2004.
Jesus Christ Super Star, Silverstein Photography, New York, 2005.
Photography and the Self: The Legacy of F. Holland Day, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, December, 2006 - March, 2007.
Other known prints:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
George Eastman House 1898/1912 (Frederick Evans from copy negatives)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alfred Stieglitz Collection