Lune et étoile rouge (Moon and Red Star)

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  • Artist Bio

    Alexander Calder

    American • 1898 - 1976

    Alexander Calder worked as an abstract sculptor and has been commonly referred to as the inventor of the mobile. He employed industrious materials of wire and metal and transformed them into delicate nonobjective forms 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; although this training in mechanics was not critical to the development of the mobile, it would later be applied to his monumental works. 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 was born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania.

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Lune et étoile rouge (Moon and Red Star)

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 20 5/8 x 13 1/4 in. (52.4 x 33.7 cm)
S. 26 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (66.7 x 48.9 cm)

Signed and annotated 'EA' in pencil (an artist's proof aside from the edition of 100, there was also an edition of 25 in Roman numerals on imitation Japanese paper), framed.

$2,000 - 4,000 

sold for $3,500

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New York Auction 23 April 2019