Thursday, May 10, 2012

A new world record for Alexander Calder

Bidding reached record levels last Tuesday (May 9th, 2012) on several Alexander Calder pieces auctioned at Christie's.  

"Snow Flurry", selling at $ 10.4 million  dollars set a new record for an auction price on a Calder mobile.

"Snow Flurry" - Alexander Calder 

And an 8 ft tall stabile, "Lily of Force" (great name!), estimated to sell around $12 million at most, took in a record $18.6 million dollars - the highest sale ever recorded in an auction for a Calder work.
"Lily of Force" - Alexander Calder

Here is a video showing "Lilly of Force" in all of its beauty:

And here's a video showing "Snow Flurry" and another mobile that was auctioned in action:

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