Alexander Calder, ‘The Sacrilege of Alan Kent’, 1976, Phillips
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The Sacrilege of Alan Kent, 1976

The complete set of 40 aquatints in colors, on Rives BFK paper, the full sheets, 20 of the prints folded (as issued) with accompanying text by Erskine Caldwell, all loose (as issued) and contained in two original blue linen covered portfolios
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Five sheets: 16 x 36 in. (40.6 x 91.4 cm)
Fifteen sheets: 16 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (41.3 x 45.1 cm)

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Twenty prints signed and numbered 33/60 in pencil, also signed by the artist and author in pencil and black ink on the justification (from …
Publisher
Maeght, Paris
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, ‘The Sacrilege of Alan Kent’, 1976, Phillips
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About the work
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Five sheets: 16 x 36 in. (40.6 x 91.4 cm)
Fifteen sheets: 16 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (41.3 x 45.1 cm)

Medium
Print
Signature
Twenty prints signed and numbered 33/60 in pencil, also signed by the artist and author in pencil and black ink on the justification (from …
Publisher
Maeght, Paris
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.

The Sacrilege of Alan Kent, 1976

The complete set of 40 aquatints in colors, on Rives BFK paper, the full sheets, 20 of the prints folded (as issued) with accompanying text by Erskine Caldwell, all loose (as issued) and contained in two original blue linen covered portfolios
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