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Lot 103

Composition (Blue Boomerang with Red, Black and Yellow Shapes), 1962

Colo lithograph on Rives BFK
17 1/2 × 23 1/2 in
44.5 × 59.7 cm
Swann Auction Galleries
Estimated value: $1,500–$2,500
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445x600 mm; 17½x23½ inches (sheet), full margins.

Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 100.

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445x600 mm; 17½x23½ inches (sheet), full margins.

Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 100.

Signed in felt-tip pen and ink, lower right.

A very good impression.Acquired directly from the artist by the current owner; private collection, New York.

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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445x600 mm; 17½x23½ inches (sheet), full margins.

Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 100.

Read more

445x600 mm; 17½x23½ inches (sheet), full margins.

Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 100.

Signed in felt-tip pen and ink, lower right.

A very good impression.Acquired directly from the artist by the current owner; private collection, New York.

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.

Lot 103

Composition (Blue Boomerang with Red, Black and Yellow Shapes), 1962

Colo lithograph on Rives BFK
17 1/2 × 23 1/2 in
44.5 × 59.7 cm
Swann Auction Galleries
Estimated value: $1,500–$2,500
Current bid
$1,100
1 bid

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