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  • Artist Biography

    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    Alexander Calder is best known for his creation of the mobile. He employed materials such as wire and sheet metal and transformed them into delicate forms that respond to the wind or float in air. Born into a family of artists, Calder created art from childhood and moved to Paris in 1926, where he became a pioneer of the international avant-garde. In addition to his mobiles, Calder produced an array of public artworks worldwide as well as drawings, paintings, jewelry, prints, and textiles, among others. Calder was born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania.

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The Circus

1975
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, the full sheet,
S. 26 x 38 1/8 in. (66 x 96.8 cm)
signed and numbered 51/125 in pencil, the sheet toned, minor surface soiling and occasional soft handling creases, otherwise in good condition, framed.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $5,250

Editions

8 June 2010
New York