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30th Anniversary of the World Federation of United Nations Associations Print, 1975-76

Color lithograph on wove paper
11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
Edition 1270/1500
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This lot will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Director of United Nations, dated June 10, 1992.

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Pencil numbered 1270/1500, and with the 13-cent United Nations stamp and “First Day of Issue” stamp
Alexander Calder
American, 1898–1976
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American artist Alexander Calder changed the course of modern art by developing an innovative method of sculpting, bending, and twisting wire to create three-dimensional “drawings in space.” Resonating with the Futurists and Constructivists, as well as the language of early nonobjective painting, Calder’s mobiles (a term coined by Marcel Duchamp in 1931 to describe his work) consist of abstract shapes made of industrial materials––often poetic and gracefully formed and at times boldly colored––that hang in an uncanny, perfect balance. His complex assemblage Cirque Calder (1926–31), which allowed for the artist’s manipulation of its various characters presented before an audience, predated Performance Art by some 40 years. Later in his career, Calder devoted himself to making outdoor monumental sculptures in bolted sheet steel that continue to grace public plazas in cities throughout the world.

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This lot will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Director …

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Unframed

note:
This lot will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Director of United Nations, dated June 10, 1992.

Signature
Pencil numbered 1270/1500, and with the 13-cent United Nations stamp and “First Day of Issue” stamp
Alexander Calder
American, 1898–1976
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American artist Alexander Calder changed the course of modern art by developing an innovative method of sculpting, bending, and twisting wire to create three-dimensional “drawings in space.” Resonating with the Futurists and Constructivists, as well as the language of early nonobjective painting, Calder’s mobiles (a term coined by Marcel Duchamp in 1931 to describe his work) consist of abstract shapes made of industrial materials––often poetic and gracefully formed and at times boldly colored––that hang in an uncanny, perfect balance. His complex assemblage Cirque Calder (1926–31), which allowed for the artist’s manipulation of its various characters presented before an audience, predated Performance Art by some 40 years. Later in his career, Calder devoted himself to making outdoor monumental sculptures in bolted sheet steel that continue to grace public plazas in cities throughout the world.

30th Anniversary of the World Federation of United Nations Associations Print, 1975-76

Color lithograph on wove paper
11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
Edition 1270/1500
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