Alexander Calder Black Sun 1953

Artwork details

Artist
Alexander Calder 1898–1976
Title
Black Sun
Date 1953
Medium Gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 737 x 1077 mm
frame: 780 x 1120 x 28 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mr and Mrs Robert Lewin through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1968
Reference
T01090
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Alexander Calder 1898-1976

T01090 Black Sun 1953

Inscribed 'Calder 53' b.r.
Gouache on paper, 29 x 42 1/4 (74 x 108)
Presented by Mr and Mrs Robert Lewin through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1968
Prov: Mr and Mrs Robert Lewin (the Brook Street Gallery), London (purchased from the artist c.1966)

The artist confirmed in 1970 that this must have been one of the large number of gouaches which he made in 1953 at Aix-en-Provence, where he spent the summer months from June to September.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.92-3, reproduced p.92

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