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ORIGINAL WOODCUT ANNOUNCEMENT CARD DESIGNED BY CALDER FOR HIS SECOND SHOW IN THE U.S. AT THE WEYHE GALLERY, N.Y., 1929

Woodcut
5 × 5 3/4 in
12.7 × 14.6 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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Alpha 137 Gallery
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NOT FOR SALE. This is an extremely scarce and highly collectible piece of art historical ephemera …

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NOT FOR SALE. This is an extremely scarce and highly collectible piece of art historical ephemera is not known to have ever come up for public auction. It is the original woodcut invitation to Alexander Calder's exhibition of wood carvings at the Weyhe Gallery in New York City from February 4th to February 23, …

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Signature
Plate signed; Woodcut features Calder's name, humorously, upside down on the image
Publisher
Weyhe Gallery, New York
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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NOT FOR SALE. This is an extremely scarce and highly collectible piece of art historical ephemera …

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NOT FOR SALE. This is an extremely scarce and highly collectible piece of art historical ephemera is not known to have ever come up for public auction. It is the original woodcut invitation to Alexander Calder's exhibition of wood carvings at the Weyhe Gallery in New York City from February 4th to February 23, …

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Signature
Plate signed; Woodcut features Calder's name, humorously, upside down on the image
Publisher
Weyhe Gallery, New York
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.

ORIGINAL WOODCUT ANNOUNCEMENT CARD DESIGNED BY CALDER FOR HIS SECOND SHOW IN THE U.S. AT THE WEYHE GALLERY, N.Y., 1929

Woodcut
5 × 5 3/4 in
12.7 × 14.6 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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