Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder
(U.S.A. 1898-1976)
Le Sphere et les Spirales
Bicentennial tapestry
Hand woven wool with signature and Pinton tapestry mark lower right
Edition Nº 31 of 200 manufactured by Pinton Freres, France

c 1975

Height: 103cm
Length: 150cm
Frame: 116cm x 162cm

This is one of a series of six tapestries Calder created to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the American Revolution.
The tapestries were hand woven by Pinton Freres in Aubusson, France.
Approximately only around 37 examples in the edition of 200 were actually produced

Pinton Frères/Jeffrey Metzner, 'The Bicentennial Tapestries. Alexander Calder', sales catalogue 1975, illus. in colour.
'Calder’s Universe', Jean Lipman, Ruth Wolfe (ed.), Philadelphia 1989, p. 157