Untitled, from La Mémoire elémentaire (Elementary Memory)

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    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    Alexander Calder worked as an abstract sculptor and has been commonly referred to as the creator of the mobile. He employed industrious materials of wire and metal and transformed them into delicate geometric shapes that respond to the wind or float in air. Although born into a family of sculptors, the artist studied mechanical engineering before pursuing a career in art; these studies may explain the science behind the unique balancing act of his dynamic structures. In addition to his mobiles, Calder produced an array of public constructions worldwide as well as drawings and paintings that feature the same brand of abstraction. Calder lived in Lawnton, Pennsylvania.

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Untitled, from La Mémoire elémentaire (Elementary Memory)

Lithograph in colours, on Japon nacré, the full sheet.
S. 51.8 x 71.8 cm (20 3/8 x 28 1/4 in.)
Signed and numbered XXVI/L in pencil (one of 50 impressions in Roman numerals, the edition was 100 on wove paper in Arabic numerals and 15 artist's proofs), published by Edition de la Différence, Paris, unframed.

£1,500 - 2,000 

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London Auction 24 January 2019