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Untitled, from Flying Colors (five works), 1975

Lithographs in colors on Arches paper
20 × 26 in
50.8 × 66 cm
Edition of 250
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Published by The Flying Collection Printed at Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris

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Published by The Flying Collection Printed at Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris

Condition Report: Moderate light and time staining to the verso of each; mild creases to the corners. Each sheet is loose. Unframed.

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Each stamped with publisher's stamp along lower edge
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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.

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Published by The Flying Collection Printed at Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris

Condition Report: …

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Published by The Flying Collection Printed at Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris

Condition Report: Moderate light and time staining to the verso of each; mild creases to the corners. Each sheet is loose. Unframed.

Signature
Each stamped with publisher's stamp along lower edge
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.

Untitled, from Flying Colors (five works), 1975

Lithographs in colors on Arches paper
20 × 26 in
50.8 × 66 cm
Edition of 250
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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