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  • 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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La Mémoire élémentaire (Elementary Memory): plate 11

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, the full sheet.
S. 28 3/8 x 20 1/2 in. (72.1 x 52.1 cm)
Signed and numbered 75/100 in pencil (there was also an edition of 50 in Roman numerals), published by Editions de la Différence, Paris, unframed.

$3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $9,450

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New York Auction 19-21 October 2021