Alexander Calder - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips
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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. 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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Flying Colors

Five lithographs in colors, on Arches paper, the full sheets.
all S. 26 x 20 in. (66 x 50.8 cm)
All signed with monogram and dated in the stone, from the edition of 250, published by State Street, New York for Braniff International Airlines (all with the Flying Colors Collection blindstamp), all unframed.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $6,350

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023