Exhibition posters are a great way to collect a piece of art history, from vintage prints advertising the first Impressionist salons to more recent posters celebrating Kerry James Marshall’s first museum retrospective. Many artists—including Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Keith Haring—are famous for …

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Alpha 137 Gallery

This is the ORIGINAL limited edition lithograph created by Calder for the LACMA opening in April 1965 - NOT the 2014 reprint of this historic print, sold at the gift shop. Extremely rare vintage lithographic poster designed by Calder for LACMA. Unframed and in good vintage condition. Signed in the plate. Provenance: …

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Gentle handling marks otherwise in very good vintage condition
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Plate signed, not signed
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LACMA
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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.

High auction record
$25.9m, 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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The original Los Angeles County Museum of Art poster, 1965

Limited Edition vintage Offset Lithograph
32 × 24 3/4 in
81.3 × 62.9 cm
Edition of 300
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$2,800
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Exhibition posters are a great way to collect a piece of art history, from vintage prints …

AG
Alpha 137 Gallery

This is the ORIGINAL limited edition lithograph created by Calder for the LACMA opening in April …

Medium
Condition
Gentle handling marks otherwise in very good vintage condition
Signature
Plate signed, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included
Publisher
LACMA
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Alexander Calder
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$2,700–$3,000
This work
$0
$6,300+

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
$25.9m, 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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