Untitled (Pull Toy), 1955

Alexander Calder, Untitled (Pull Toy), 1955, Ballantine Ale cans, wire, rock, string, a gift from the artist to the neighbor kid whose dad the artist would drink beer with all the time, image:ragoarts.com

“Calder, you could give that son of a bitch four beer cans and he’d make a toy out of them and give them to the toddler son of the next door neighbor in Roxbury who helped build his studio and became a lifelong friend, and then eventually he’d sell ’em,” deKooning probably did not say, but yet, here we are.

14 Sept. 2022, Lot 122: Alexander Calder, Untitled (Pull Toy), 1955, est. $50-75,000 [ragoarts.com]