Alexander Calder, ‘Convection, Beastie (two works)’, 1974, Print, Two lithographs printed in colours, Forum Auctions
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Alexander Calder

Convection, Beastie (two works), 1974

Two lithographs printed in colours
20 1/10 × 26 in
51 × 66 cm
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each on wove paper, from the Flying Colours Collection 1974, the full sheets printed to the edges, …

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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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each on wove paper, from the Flying Colours Collection 1974, the full sheets printed to the edges, each sheet 510 x 660mm (20 x 26in) (unframed) (2)

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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.

Alexander Calder

Convection, Beastie (two works), 1974

Two lithographs printed in colours
20 1/10 × 26 in
51 × 66 cm
Bidding closed
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