Jute 'Swirl' Tapestry

Alexander calder
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Extremely rare Alexander Calder jute tapestry. Swirl pattern. Made in Guatemala in 1975. Calder drew 14 designs for a rug or tapestry and a limited edition of each was made by weavers in Guatemala from local fibers. There was an earthquake in 1972, in Nicaragua and Guatemala that killed hundreds of people and a group of artists formed a relief fund. Each artist contributed limited edition art which was sold, and the money gained was used for the earthquake victims. This piece was number 14 of 100 pieces made. This is one of those 14 designs he contributed. He adjusted the pattern to use the beige maguey fiber and local weaving styles. Many of the rugs are in museums today. Great condition. Gorgeous coloring. CA 75 signature on bottom right.
Specifications
Specifications
Creator

Alexander Calder

Reference No.

LU1853333999252

Place of Origin

Guatemala

Date of Manufacture

1970s

Dimensions

85.5 in width
58.5 in height
1 in depth
seat height

Materials & Technique

Jute

Creator

Alexander Calder

Reference No.

LU1853333999252

Place of Origin

Guatemala

Date of Manufacture

1970s

Dimensions

85.5 in width
58.5 in height
1 in depth
seat height

Materials & Technique

Jute

Specifications
Creator

Alexander Calder

Reference No.

LU1853333999252

Place of Origin

Guatemala

Date of Manufacture

1970s

Dimensions

85.5 in width
58.5 in height
1 in depth
seat height

Materials & Technique

Jute

Designer Notes
Alexander Calder
b. 1898
Alexander Calder was born July 22, 1898 in Lawnton, Pennsylvania. Calder was an American sculptor known both for his innovative mobiles, his static "stabiles", and his monumental public sculptures. Calder's work is in many permanent collections across the world. The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, has the largest body of work by Alexander Calder. Other museum collections include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and there are two pieces on display in the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection in Albany, NY.
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Jute 'Swirl' Tapestry

Alexander calder
$78,000
Extremely rare Alexander Calder jute tapestry. Swirl pattern. Made in Guatemala in 1975. Calder drew 14 designs for a rug or tapestry and a limited edition of each was made by weavers in Guatemala from local fibers. There was an earthquake in 1972, in Nicaragua and Guatemala that killed hundreds of people and a group of artists formed a relief fund. Each artist contributed limited edition art which was sold, and the money gained was used for the earthquake victims. This piece was number 14 of 100 pieces made. This is one of those 14 designs he contributed. He adjusted the pattern to use the beige maguey fiber and local weaving styles. Many of the rugs are in museums today. Great condition. Gorgeous coloring. CA 75 signature on bottom right.
Jute 'Swirl' Tapestry
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Merit

Jute 'Swirl' Tapestry

Alexander calder


$78,000


Extremely rare Alexander Calder jute tapestry. Swirl pattern. Made in Guatemala in 1975. Calder drew 14 designs for a rug or tapestry and a limited edition of each was made by weavers in Guatemala from local fibers. There was an earthquake in 1972, in Nicaragua and Guatemala that killed hundreds of people and a group of artists formed a relief fund. Each artist contributed limited edition art which was sold, and the money gained was used for the earthquake victims. This piece was number 14 of 100 pieces made. This is one of those 14 designs he contributed. He adjusted the pattern to use the beige maguey fiber and local weaving styles. Many of the rugs are in museums today. Great condition. Gorgeous coloring. CA 75 signature on bottom right.
Jute 'Swirl' Tapestry
Creator
Alexander Calder
Reference No.
LU1853333999252
Place of Origin
Guatemala
Date of Manufacture
1970s
Dimensions
85.5 in width
58.5 in height
1 in depth
seat height
Materials & Technique
Jute