Alexander Calder, ‘Red Sun, Black Moon’, 1970, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Red Sun, Black Moon, 1970

Lithograph
24 × 335 1/2 in
61 × 852.2 cm
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
San Francisco

Original lithograph printed in three colors (black, red, blue) on wove paper bearing the “ARCHES / …

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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, ‘Red Sun, Black Moon’, 1970, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Original lithograph printed in three colors (black, red, blue) on wove paper bearing the “ARCHES / FRANCE” watermark

Hand-signed in pencil lower right Calder.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 90 numbered in pencil lower left.

In excellent condition, with strong, fresh colors, printed on …

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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.

Red Sun, Black Moon, 1970

Lithograph
24 × 335 1/2 in
61 × 852.2 cm
Sold
Location
San Francisco
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