(1898-1976) American sculptor known both for his innovative mobiles (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents) that embrace chance in their aesthetic, and static "stabiles" monumental public sculptures.
Autograph letter signed, one page, 8,5 x 7,75 inch, in French, 17.10.1965, to "Cher Jean"* - most likely concerning the writing of his autobiography (1966), and the sending of an artwork, written and signed in dark ink "Sandy", attractively mounted (removable) for display with a photograph, shows Alexander Calder next to an artwork (altogether 11,75 x 16,5 inch), with very mild signs of wear - in nearly very fine condition.
Merci d`avoir accepté d`écrire pour moi. Je t`ai fait envoyer la cat,** Gugg.[enheim] deja, par la Galerie Maeght.
Bien des choses a vous 2, a vous [illegible] - Sandy"
Thank you for agreeing to write for me. I had the cat, Gugg. [enheim], already sent to you, by the Galerie Maeght.
Many things to you 2, to you [illegible] - Sandy"
* Most likely his son-in-law, Jean Davidson - in 1966, Calder published his `Autobiography with Pictures` with the help of his son-in-law.
** Probably his artwork `Double Cat` (1930) from the Exhibition that took place shortly before Calder wrote this letter: 8 July-15 October 1965, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris. Originated from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.