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What type of sculpture did Alexander Calder invent?

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What type of sculpture did Alexander Calder invent?
Alexander Calder invented the mobile, a moving artwork composed of delicately balanced sculptural forms suspended from the ceiling. The revered American sculptor's mobiles were an innovative feat and initially used motors for movement, which he later abandoned for air currents alone. Calder was also a pioneer of wire sculptures. (He was a celebrated modernist printmaker, too, and while jewelry was a secondary métier for him, interest in his wearable art has accelerated in recent years.)

For Calder, the fascinating moment of artistic alchemy comes sometime between his representational canvases of the late 1920s and 1931, the year of his first show of abstract sculpture. Moving to Paris helped spur his creativity, as it did for so many artists and writers. The moment Calder arrived, he began working on one of his most seminal pieces, Cirque Calder (1931), his delightful distillation of the circus into what are essentially three-dimensional line drawings made with wire. 

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Elephant and Rhinoceros - Original handsigned lithograph - 1966
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Elephant and Rhinoceros, 1966 Lithograph Handsigned in pencil On Arches Vellum 38 x 28 cm (c. 15 x 11 in) Excellent condition, light text report on the lithograph ...
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1960s Pop Art Animal Prints

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Alexander Calder Lithographic cover Derrière le miroir 1973
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithographic cover: Derrière le miroir 1973: Lithographic cover sheet; 15 x 11 inches. Very good overall vintage condition. Unsigned from an edition of unknown. Por...
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Lithographic cover 1966 (Calder Derrière le miroir)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithographic cover from Derrière le miroir c. 1966: Lithographic cover; 15 x 11 inches (folding out to 15 x 22inches; see image 2). Very good overall vintage condit...
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1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

1970s Alexander Calder lithograph (Calder prints)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithograph c. 1973 from Derrière le miroir: Lithograph in colors; 15 x 11 inches. Very good overall vintage condition; well-preseved. Unsigned from an edition of un...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Lithographic cover Derrière le miroir 1973
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithographic cover: Derrière le miroir 1973: Lithographic cover sheet; 15 x 11 inches. Very good overall vintage condition. Unsigned from an edition of unknown. Por...
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled - Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1970s
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled is an original contemporary artwork realized by Alexander Calder. Mixed colored lithograph. Hand signed and numbered on the lower margin. Edition of 49/125 Good conditio...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

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