Alexander Calder - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | Phillips

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    Maeght Éditeur 664 and 665

  • Artist Biography

    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. Born into a family of sculptors, 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 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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Tamanoir jaune; and Triangles rouges

Two lithographs in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
both I. approx. 15 x 21 3/4 in. (38.1 x 55.2 cm);
both S. 18 3/4 x 25 1/2 in. (47.6 x 64.8 cm)

both signed and numbered 50/90 and 31/90 respectively in pencil, both published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris, a few soft handling creases, otherwise both in very good condition, both unframed.

$1,200 - 1,800 

Sold for $3,500

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York