Alexander Calder

1898, Lawton, United States  – 1976, New York, United States


Red Polygon, 1961

Metal, red flat oil paint

Mobile sculpture with variable dimensions

Acquisition: Donated by the artist, 1964

Reference: 00999


In 1964 Boris Petkovski, the first director of the MoCA Skopje, addressed Calder, and in the letter, he stated a request to receive his work as a gift to newly established Museum of Contemporary Art. The answer came promptly and included in it was the artist’s wish to meet and choose the work in person. At their meeting in Calder’s atelier in Saché, village in France, Calder’s decision was to donate one of his mobiles. Additionally, surprised by the modesty of Boris Petkovski, the artist decided to donate another work, a gouache which he dedicated to the city of Skopje.


Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor known both for his innovative mobiles (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents) that embrace chance in their aesthetic, his static “stabiles”, and his monumental public sculptures. Calder preferred not to analyze his work, saying, “Theories may be all very well for the artist himself, but they shouldn’t be broadcast to other people.”

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1915, Citta di Castello, Italy – 1995, Nice, France


White S – 64, 1964

Mixed media on Masonite, 38 x 92 cm

Acquisition: Donation, 1966

Reference: 01078


Burri’s arrangement with the National Committee for Fine Arts in Rome, and especially good relations with gallery owner and painter Mario Penelope, concluded in receiving Buri’s painting. Onward communication with the artist was continued via mail.


Alberto Burri (12 March 1915 – 13 February 1995) was an Italian visual artist, painter, sculptor, and physician based in Città di Castello. He is associated with the matterism of the European informal art movement and described his style as a polymaterialist. He had connections with Lucio Fontana’s spatialism and, with Antoni Tàpies, an influence on the revival of the art of post-war assembly in America (Robert Rauschenberg) as in Europe.

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1927, New York, USA


Portrait Of A Poet, Kenneth Koch 1970

lithograph on paper, 760 х 560 mm

Edition: 170 / 200; inscription: b.l. Alex Katz; b.r. 170/200

Acquisition: Donation

Reference: 02872

1933, Modena, Italy


Italian Landscape 2, 1975

Color photography on paper, 24 x 36cm

Edition: inscribed b.l. Italian Landscape; b.r. Franco Fontana 75

Acquisition: Donation by the artist

Reference: 03080

1909, Stockholm, Sweden – 1987, Grasse, France

We present Ana’s few artworks from the series of works signed by Bergman included in the collection of MoCA:
Lithograph No. 7, 1963, lithograph, a.p., 76,5×56,5cm | Print No. 33, 1953, etching, a.p., 65x51cm | Print No. 2, 1957, woodcut, a.p., 60x50cm | Print No. 1, 1957, woodcut, a.p., 66x50cm | Mountain Wall, 1957, lithography, a.p., 76×57

1936, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blue Painting 2, 1969

Oil on canvas, 138 x 200cm

Acquisition: Donation

Reference: 01824

1936, Madrid, Spain


A Couple, 1965

oil on masonite board, 80 x 100 cm

Acquisition: Donated by the artist

Reference: 01357

1937, Pula, Croatia – 1993, Sydney, Australia


Extern 13, (before) 1967

Oil on canvas, 84 х 84cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 01482

1899 – 1980


Human Struggle, 1967

Aluminum, 300 x 85 x 85cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 01747



Sculptor in metal, born at Gravesend, Kent. He was awarded a silver medal by the RBS in 1968. Watkins took part in many mixed shows and had a number of one-man exhibitions in Britain. The Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine, London, commissioned work from him, which is also in the City Art Gallery, Manchester, at other British locations as well as in Yugoslavia and Norway. Watkins was for some time a sailor and nautical instruments are a theme of his work, which was influenced by that of the American sculptor David Smith. A retrospective was held at Calouste Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1970. Lived in New Barnet, Hertfordshire.

Text source: ‘Artists in Britain Since 1945’ by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

1911, Nogent-sur-Marne, France – 1967, Toulon, France


Print No. 1, 1956

Lithography on paper, 59,5 x 43cm

Edition: 3/30; inscribed: b.l. 3/30; b.r. J. Deyrolle

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00528



Jean Jacques Deyrolle is one of the representatives of the European geometric abstract art after the II World War. Mostly known by his graphic art and exclusive illustration for renowned writers publications (for ex. Sejour from Samuel Beckett). Deyrolle was professor at the Fine Art Academy in Munich and in the period of 50s-60s his artworks were part of most important exhibitions, like Documenta 2 in Kassel etc.