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Puccio Fine Art
Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Éditions de la Différence, Paris

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.

High auction record
$26m, Christie's, 2014
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2017
SALON 003: Calder on Paper 1960 - 1976Saatchi Gallery
2015
Alexander Calder: RetrospectiveCalder Foundation
2013
Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in MotionCalder Foundation
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Galactic System, 1974

Color lithograph on Arches paper, full sheet
20 3/8 × 28 1/4 in
51.8 × 71.8 cm
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PFA
Puccio Fine Art
Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Éditions de la Différence, Paris

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.

High auction record
$26m, Christie's, 2014
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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