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 is best known for his creation of the mobile. He employed materials such as wire and sheet metal and transformed them into delicate forms that respond to the wind or float in air. Born into a family of artists, 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 artworks worldwide as well as drawings, paintings, jewelry, prints, and textiles, among others. Calder was born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania.

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L'Aigle (The Eagle), from The Flying Colors Collection

Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 14 1/4 x 29 1/4 in. (36.2 x 74.3 cm)
S. 23 3/4 x 34 1/4 in. (60.3 x 87 cm)

Signed and numbered 68/100 in pencil, commissioned by Braniff International Airlines (with the Flying Colors Collection blindstamp), unframed.

$2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $4,032

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Editions Southampton

New York Auction 25 June 2022