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Blue Sun from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness, 1971

Six Color Lithograph on Watermarked Arches Paper with Deckled Edges (Signed & Numbered) - Unframed
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 150
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Alpha 137 Gallery
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Published by: The Center for Constitutional Rights, David Godine, 1972, Printed by: Shorewood Bank …

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Published by: The Center for Constitutional Rights, David Godine, 1972, Printed by: Shorewood Bank Street Atelier, New York, pub.
Calder's "Blue Sun" is a magnificent six color lithograph on watermarked Arches paper from one of the most desirable and influential eras, the early Seventies. It was proofed …

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Signed and stamped; hand signed and numbered in pencil from the edition of 150. Bears printers distinctive blindstamp (recto) verso bears … Read more
Publisher
Center for Constitutional Rights, publisher; Chiron Press, New York, printer
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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Published by: The Center for Constitutional Rights, David Godine, 1972, Printed by: Shorewood Bank …

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Published by: The Center for Constitutional Rights, David Godine, 1972, Printed by: Shorewood Bank Street Atelier, New York, pub.
Calder's "Blue Sun" is a magnificent six color lithograph on watermarked Arches paper from one of the most desirable and influential eras, the early Seventies. It was proofed …

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Signature
Signed and stamped; hand signed and numbered in pencil from the edition of 150. Bears printers distinctive blindstamp (recto) verso bears … Read more
Publisher
Center for Constitutional Rights, publisher; Chiron Press, New York, printer
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.

Blue Sun from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness, 1971

Six Color Lithograph on Watermarked Arches Paper with Deckled Edges (Signed & Numbered) - Unframed
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 150
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
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