Alexander Calder at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery

Sep 04, 2015, 7:57 AM EDT
Alexander Calder, Four Spirals and Six Dots, 1971.
(Courtesy Sotheby's)

Opening September 12 at Sotheby’s S|2 is the selling exhibition “Alexander Calder: Imagining the Universe” at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery.

This exhibition will showcase a wide-ranging selection of some 20 of Calder’s sculptures and gouaches that span the entirety of his long career, from the late 1920s through to his death in 1976. Strongly influenced by the abstract movements of his time, Calder parlayed his mastery of the manipulation of shape and space into his legendary kinetic sculptures, which were christened “mobiles” by Marcel Duchamp in 1931.

Miety Heiden, Head of Contemporary Private Sales, North America, Sotheby’s, says: “Building on the success of Alexander Calder: Works on Paper from 1930 to 1976 presented in our New York gallery in 2013, this is S|2’s second selling exhibition dedicated to Calder. The beauty of Calder’s work is that it speaks to audiences worldwide and we are thrilled to open a new and exciting exhibition celebrating the legendary artist in our Hong Kong gallery space.”