Christie’s announces a group of Calders from India with a combined low estimate of $16m for the May sale in New York:
Christie’s will present a time-capsule collection of sculptures by Alexander Calder (1898-1976), created before and during his three-month visit to India in 1955, as a highlight of the forthcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 10 May 2016 at Christie’s, Rockefeller Plaza, New York. The works capture Calder’s special relationship with the Sarabhai family, who hosted the artist for three weeks at their home in Ahmedabad, and testify not only to Calder’s ability at the height of his powers, but also to the extraordinary cultural dialogue fostered by the architect Gira Sarabhai and her family following the Indian Independence Act of 1947. Coming to auction for the first time, the works are a focal point of 20th Century at Christie’s, a series of sales that takes place from Tuesday 3 May – Friday 13 May in New York. A selection of works are on view at Christie’s, King Street, London until 17 April alongside more highlights from the Post-War and Contemporary Art, Impressionist and Modern, and American Art auctions.
Alexander Calder, New York, May 2016 (Downloadable Press Release)