Alexander Calder, ‘Quilt’, 1966, Rago/Wright
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Quilt, 1966

Lithograph on paper
22 × 30 in
55.9 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 600
This is part of a limited edition set.
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This work is from the edition of 600 printed by Mourlot, Paris and published by the Founder's …

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Signed to lower right corner 'Calder'.
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.

Alexander Calder, ‘Quilt’, 1966, Rago/Wright
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This work is from the edition of 600 printed by Mourlot, Paris and published by the Founder's Society, Detroit Institute of Arts.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed to lower right corner 'Calder'.
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.

Quilt, 1966

Lithograph on paper
22 × 30 in
55.9 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 600
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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