Alexander Calder, ‘Lo oscuro invade mi cuerpo’, 1970, Heritage Auctions
Alexander Calder, ‘Lo oscuro invade mi cuerpo’, 1970, Heritage Auctions
Alexander Calder, ‘Lo oscuro invade mi cuerpo’, 1970, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Light discoloration; toning along edges with early signed of brittleness; toning verso; offsetting lower edge verso; handling creases along edges; crease upper left corner; mild surface soiling.; Sheet is loose. Unframed

Signature: Intialled by the artist, signed by the poet 'Carlos Franqui' and numbered in pencil along lower edge

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Alexander Calder

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.

American, 1898-1976, Lawnton, Pennsylvania