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Lot 109

Les Oignons, 1965

Color lithograph
21 1/4 × 30 in
54 × 76.2 cm
Swann Auction Galleries
Estimated value: $1,500–$2,500
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SAG
Swann Auction Galleries

540x760 mm; 21 1/4x30 inches (sheet), full margins.

Signed and numbered 45/90 in pencil, lower …

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540x760 mm; 21 1/4x30 inches (sheet), full margins.

Signed and numbered 45/90 in pencil, lower margin.

Published by Maeght, Paris.

A very good impression.

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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540x760 mm; 21 1/4x30 inches (sheet), full margins.

Signed and numbered 45/90 in pencil, lower …

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540x760 mm; 21 1/4x30 inches (sheet), full margins.

Signed and numbered 45/90 in pencil, lower margin.

Published by Maeght, Paris.

A very good impression.

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 109

Les Oignons, 1965

Color lithograph
21 1/4 × 30 in
54 × 76.2 cm
Swann Auction Galleries
Estimated value: $1,500–$2,500
Starting bid
$1,100

This auction has a buyer's premium.
Shipping, taxes, and additional fees may apply.
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04d  15h  36m  31s
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