CALDER Alexander

"Hommage to Catalonia"

Aubusson tapestry
1964
Beginning of the weaving : september 7, 1964
End of the weaving : october 2, 1964

Atelier Picaud, Aubusson, France
Artistic direction : Pierre BAUDOUIN
Lissier Master : Raymond PICAUD
Lissier : BOUTONNET

Wool, handcrafted on métier de basse lisse
Signed « CA » at the bottom right
H. 81 inches – W. 117 inches

Numbered 1/5
Only 4 exemplaries weaved :
- This one, unique exemplary weaved in 1964
- 3 exemplaries weaved afterwards in 1971- 1972

Provenance : Acquired directly from Atelier Picaud, Aubusson (Private collection Jean-François Picaud)
- Bolduc signed by Alexander Calder
- Certificate of authenticity and origin from Jean-François Picaud
- Certificate of property from Jean-François Picaud
- Copy of the technical tearsheet from Atelier Raymond Picaud
- Copy of the correspondence between A. Calder, P. Baudouin et R. Picaud

Exhibition :
- Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Calder, april 2 – may 31th, 1969

Calder full catalogue

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