Alexander Calder, ‘Santa Claus’, 1974, Print, Etcing, Childs Gallery
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Alexander Calder

Santa Claus, 1974

Etcing
13 1/2 × 18 1/2 in
34.3 × 47 cm
Edition HC/175
.
$2,400
Location
Boston
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Childs Gallery
Boston

Hogblen and Watson 154. HC impression outside of the edition of 175. From the portfolio "Santa …

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A fine impression in fine condition.
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed in pencil lower right.
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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, ‘Santa Claus’, 1974, Print, Etcing, Childs Gallery
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Hogblen and Watson 154. HC impression outside of the edition of 175. From the portfolio "Santa Claus: A Morality, nine etchings to accompany e.e. cummings' play". Inscribed in pencil lower left margin: "HC"; signed in pencil lower right margin: "Calder".

Medium
Condition
A fine impression in fine condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed in pencil lower right.
Frame
Included
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Alexander Calder
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$2,100–$2,450
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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

Santa Claus, 1974

Etcing
13 1/2 × 18 1/2 in
34.3 × 47 cm
Edition HC/175
.
$2,400
Location
Boston
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