Alexander Calder, ‘Stabiles’, 1971, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original lithograph printed in four colors (red, yellow, blue, black) on wove paper

Hand-signed in pencil lower right Calder.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 150, numbered in pencil lower left. Published by Maeght éditeur, Paris; printed at Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris.

In excellent condition, with strong, fresh colors, printed on a full sheet.

Publisher: Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris

About Alexander Calder

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.

American, 1898-1976, Lawnton, Pennsylvania