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Chapiteau (Circus Tent), 1975

Gouache and ink on Canson & Montgolfier paper
29 1/2 × 43 in
74.9 × 109.2 cm
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Larsen Gallery
Scottsdale
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Available in the upcoming 2019 Larsen Art Auction on Oct. 26th, 2019. Visit LarsenArtAuction.com to …

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Calder Foundation Registration #AI2661

Titled in pencil, verso; Written in pencil A4264, verso; Watermark, lower margin; Les Papiers Canson blind stamp, upper left

Signature
Signed and dated Calder 74, lower right
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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Available in the upcoming 2019 Larsen Art Auction on Oct. 26th, 2019. Visit LarsenArtAuction.com to …

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Available in the upcoming 2019 Larsen Art Auction on Oct. 26th, 2019. Visit LarsenArtAuction.com to view all lots and register to bid.

Calder Foundation Registration #AI2661

Titled in pencil, verso; Written in pencil A4264, verso; Watermark, lower margin; Les Papiers Canson blind stamp, upper left

Signature
Signed and dated Calder 74, lower right
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.

Chapiteau (Circus Tent), 1975

Gouache and ink on Canson & Montgolfier paper
29 1/2 × 43 in
74.9 × 109.2 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
location
Scottsdale
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