Alexander Calder, ‘Fondation Maeght’, 1969, Ephemera or Merchandise, Offset Lithograph. Framed., Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Alexander Calder

Fondation Maeght, 1969

Offset Lithograph. Framed.
31 × 23 1/2 in
78.7 × 59.7 cm
.
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

Rare late 1960s Calder poster from Fondation Maeght in France. Framed and in good vintage …

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Editeur Maeght
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, ‘Fondation Maeght’, 1969, Ephemera or Merchandise, Offset Lithograph. Framed., Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Rare late 1960s Calder poster from Fondation Maeght in France. Framed and in good vintage condition.--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

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Manufacturer
Editeur Maeght
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

Fondation Maeght, 1969

Offset Lithograph. Framed.
31 × 23 1/2 in
78.7 × 59.7 cm
.
Bidding closed
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