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This work ships from Alpha 137 Gallery which is based in New York, NY.

Unframed
Publisher: The Center for Constitutional Rights, David Godine, 1972
Printer: Shorewood Bank Street Atelier, New York

Calder's Blue Sun is a magnificent six color lithograph on watermarked Arches paper from one of the most desirable and …

Medium
Signature
Signed and stamped; hand signed and numbered in pencil from the edition of 150. Bears printers distinctive blindstamp (recto) verso bears …

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.

High auction record
$26m, Christie's, 2014
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2017
SALON 003: Calder on Paper 1960 - 1976Saatchi Gallery
2015
Alexander Calder: RetrospectiveCalder Foundation
2013
Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in MotionCalder Foundation
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Blue Sun from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness, 1971

Six color lithograph on watermarked Arches paper with deckled edges
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 150
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Gallery Highlights

This work ships from Alpha 137 Gallery which is based in New York, NY.

Unframed
Publisher: The …

Medium
Signature
Signed and stamped; hand signed and numbered in pencil from the edition of 150. Bears printers distinctive blindstamp (recto) verso bears …

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.

High auction record
$26m, Christie's, 2014
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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