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Alexander Calder, ‘Friendship’, 1974, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
Alexander Calder, ‘Friendship’, 1974, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Friendship, 1974

Original lithograph printed in colors on Arches wove paper.
20 × 26 in
50.8 × 66 cm
$1,000 - 2,500
Location
San Francisco
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About the work
Christopher-Clark Fine Art
San Francisco

In 1972, Dallas based Braniff International Airways commissioned Alexander Calder to paint a …

In 1972, Dallas based Braniff International Airways commissioned Alexander Calder to paint a full-size Douglas DC-8-62 airliner as a "flying canvas." Models of the aircraft were sent to Calder at his studio in France in November of 1972, and work commenced. Braniff announced the Calder collaboration to the …

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Signed with the artist’s monogram and dated on the stone lower right CA 74.
Publisher
Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris
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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, ‘Friendship’, 1974, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
Alexander Calder, ‘Friendship’, 1974, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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About the work
Christopher-Clark Fine Art
San Francisco

In 1972, Dallas based Braniff International Airways commissioned Alexander Calder to paint a …

In 1972, Dallas based Braniff International Airways commissioned Alexander Calder to paint a full-size Douglas DC-8-62 airliner as a "flying canvas." Models of the aircraft were sent to Calder at his studio in France in November of 1972, and work commenced. Braniff announced the Calder collaboration to the …

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed with the artist’s monogram and dated on the stone lower right CA 74.
Publisher
Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Alexander Calder
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$2,400–$2,800
This work
$0
$8,400+
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.

Friendship, 1974

Original lithograph printed in colors on Arches wove paper.
20 × 26 in
50.8 × 66 cm
$1,000 - 2,500
Location
San Francisco
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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