Alexander Calder - Editions Southampton New York Saturday, June 25, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    The Flying Colors Collection was a promotional portfolio of prints to advertise the Douglas DC-8-62 airplane that Calder had painted as part of Braniff's "Flying Colors Campaign."

  • 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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Stars and Stripes, from Flying Colors Collection

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, the full sheet.
S. 25 x 35 1/2 in. (63.5 x 90.2 cm)
Signed and numbered 90/100 in pencil, commissioned by Braniff Airways, Dallas, unframed.

$2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $6,930

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Editions Southampton

New York Auction 25 June 2022