May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 305

Price Realized: $ 1,560
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
"THE PAINT I USE IS RONAN'S COACH COLORS" CALDER, ALEXANDER. Three items, each Signed "Sandy" or in full, to MoMA registrar Dorothy Dudley: Two Autograph Letters * Autograph Note. Together 3 pages, 4to; condition generally good. Np, 1954-65

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26 December 1954: "Balance this on the point of your (so far) stabile.
"Blow at it, and I hope it will clear, to make the whole turn."
27 October 1965: "I hereby give to Dorothy Dudley the 'Little Yellow Panel'--to repair it, and to own it."
16 November 1965, written in the lower and right margins of Dudley's letter to him, on "The Museum of Modern Art" stationery, asking what type of paint she should use to restore her Calder work, "Wall Mobile with Yellow Panel" [Form Against Yellow, 1936?]: "The paint I use is Ronan's Coach Colors--Sign Craft Red, Bulletin Blue, etc. . . . I don't use much green any more--but that you can probably mix."