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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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Young Woman and her Suitors

Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 25 1/2 x 20 in. (64.8 x 50.8 cm)
S. 29 5/8 x 23 in. (75.2 x 58.4 cm)

Signed and numbered 90/100 in pencil, published by Styria Studio, New York (with their blindstamp), based on the monumental sculpture shown outside the Detroit Institute of Arts, the sheet slightly toned, with occasional soft handling creases (mainly visible in raking light), moisture staining at the lower sheet edge (measures the width of the sheet x 1/8 inches), tape remains at the reverse of the lower left sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, unframed.

$1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for $3,500

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