Alexander Calder, ‘"Calder's Circus" Signed Edition’, 1972, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

1st Edition, Hardcover, Illustrated,
published by the Whitney Museum of American Art / E.P. Dutton, edited by Jean Lipman. This particular copy is a numbered # 3/100. 171 pages in b&w and color.

Hardcover in fine condition with original dust jacket. Red slipcase is in excellent condition with no splits. Dust jacket is in excellent condition. Binding is tight with no loose pages. No writing, other than Calder's signature. Front board has some rippling to lamination. Book is possibly unread, due to fantastic preservation of pages and tight binding.

Signature: Signed/ Numbered xx/100.

Private Collection, NY

About Alexander Calder

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.

American, 1898-1976, Lawnton, Pennsylvania