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Which mood best describes Alexander Calder’s sculptures?

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Which mood best describes Alexander Calder’s sculptures?
Like all meaningful works of art, the mood that best describes American artist Alexander Calder’s sculptures is subject to interpretation. Common descriptors for his abstract work include “playful” or “whimsical.” Calder is best known as the father of the mobile, a moving artwork composed of delicately balanced sculptural forms suspended from the ceiling. Shop a selection of Alexander Calder pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
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Elementary Memory, Composition X
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder Nostalgie de l'envol , 1976 Hand-signed Lithograph in colors on wove paper S. 20 1/2 in x 28 3/8 x (52.1cm x 72.1 ) Ed. 100
Category

20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Alexander Calder lithograph derrière le miroir (1960s Calder prints)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithograph c. 1967 from Derrière le miroir: Lithograph in colors; 15 x 11 inches. Very good overall vintage condition; well-preseved. Unsigned from an edition of u...
Category

1960s Pop Art Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Offset

Elementary Memory
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder Elementary Memory. 1976 Hand-signed Lithograph in colors on wove paper S. 20 1/2 in x 28 3/8 x (52.1cm x 72.1 ) Ed. 100
Category

20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

1960's Alexander Calder lithographic cover Derrière le miroir
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithographic cover c. 1968 from Derrière le miroir: Lithograph in colors; 11 x 15 inches. Very good overall vintage condition. Unsigned from an edition of unknown with crisp bright colors. Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, c. 1968. Unsigned from an edition of unknown. Looks fantastic framed. Derrière le miroir: In October 1945 the French art dealer Aimé Maeght opens his art gallery at 13 Rue de Téhéran in Paris. His beginning coincides with the end of Second World War and the return of a number of exiled artists back to France. The publication was created in October 1946 (n°1) and published without interruption until 1982 (n°253). Its original articles and illustrations (mainly original color lithographs by the gallery artists) who were famous at the time. The lithographic publication covered only the artists exhibited by Maeght gallery either through personal or group exhibitions. Among them were, Pierre Alechinsky, Francis Bacon, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Eduardo Chillida, Alberto Giacometti, Vassily Kandinsky, Ellsworth Kelly, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Saul Steinberg and Antoni Tapies. Related Categories: Mid century modern. Alexander Calder prints. Calder orange. Calder red...
Category

1960s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Flying Colors '76 (Stars and Stripes) /// Alexander Calder Abstract Modern Art
By Alexander Calder
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Title: "Flying Colors '76 (Stars and Stripes)" Portfolio: Flying Colors *Issued unsigned, though signed by Calder in the plate (printed...
Category

1970s Modern Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Convection (Braniff International Airways), Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Convection (from the Braniff International Airways Flying Colors Collection) Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Size: 20 x 26 ...
Category

1970s Modern Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

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