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Flying Colors '76 (Stars and Stripes) /// Alexander Calder Abstract Modern Art

1976

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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 signature) lower right Year: 1976 Medium: Original Lithograph on unbranded white wove paper Limited edition: approx. 1,000, (there was also a signed and numbered edition of 100 on larger Arches paper) Printer: possibly Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris, France Publisher: possibly Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris, France for Braniff International Airlines, Dallas, TX Framing: Recently framed in a white maple wood moulding Framed size: 12.25" x 15.25" Sheet size: 11.07" x 14" Condition: Faint crease down center of sheet. Light undulation to far left side. In otherwise very good condition with strong colors and clean paper Notes: Provenance: private collection - South Kingstown, RI; private collection - life-long Braniff Airways travel agent who acquired it directly from their employer/the publisher Braniff International Airlines, Dallas, TX. Printed in two colors: red and blue. Comes from Calder's 1974-1976 "The Flying Colors Collection" of various works. The image featured on this print is a design representing the stars and stripes of the Nation's flag which Calder hand-painted on the cover of a Braniff Airways plane's right-side engine. In conclusion to Alexander Calder and Braniff International Airline's collaborative marketing campaign in conjunction with the American bicentennial, these prints were gifted amongst the Braniff International Airline employees in 1976. Comes with its original cover sleeves with text information as issued on verso. Biography: Alexander Calder was born on July 22, 1898 in Lawnton, Pa. He attended the Art Students League, where he was influenced by artists of the Ash Can school. In 1926 he moved to Paris and developed his miniature circus. He is best known as the inventor of the mobile. His art was recognized with many large-scale exhibitions. He died in 1976.
  • Creator:
    Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1976
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 12.25 in (31.12 cm)Width: 15.25 in (38.74 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    (Very Good).
  • Gallery Location:
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU121214363422
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