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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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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 numbered 34/100 in pencil (there was also an edition of 25 in Roman numerals on imitation Japanese paper and some artist's proofs), the sheet slightly toned, with occasional soft handling creases (mainly visible in raking light), otherwise presumably in good condition, not examined out of the frame, framed.

$2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $2,750

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Online Auction 8 - 16 April 2020