Monster Sales That Are Already Shaking Art Basel

Alexander Calder, Sumac,  1961. Hanging mobile--painted sheet metal and wire  49¾ x 94 in.
Alexander Calder, Sumac, 1961. Hanging mobile–painted sheet metal and wire
49¾ x 94 in.

[Image via Christie’s]

Still shaking off the fallout from an after-hours gambling bust at their New York branch, the London-based cousin of the Helly Nahmad Gallery succeeded to unload this mobile by kinetic sculptor Alexander Calder for $12 million to an undisclosed buyer.