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Alexander Calder
Untitled (red yellow, orange and blue circles and squiggles)

1968

$300

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Untitled (red yellow, orange and blue circles and squiggles) Color lithograph, 1968 Unsigned as issued in DLM Published in Derriere le Miroir (Behind the Mirror), called DLM From: DLM No. 173, published October 1968, which included 6 single page lithograph (4 in color, 2 in black and white) by Calder and 2 double page color lithographs by Calder Printer: L’imprimerie Arte This from the large un-numbered edition, there was also a pencil signed on the justification page edition of 150 Editor: Aime Maeght, Paris Publisher: Maeght Editeur Condition: Excellent Image/Sheet size: 15 x 11 inches The art journal "Derriere le Miroir" (abbreviated to DLM) appeared in print from 1946 to 1982. Published by the French art dealer, collector and publisher Aime Maeght, it ran to two hundred and fifty issues. Galerie Maeght, which opened in Paris in 1945 in Paris, exhibited the work of distinguished contemporary artists, including Bonnard, Matisse, Braque, Leger, Steinberg, Chagall, Bram, van de Velde, Miro, Kandinsky, Giacometti, Ubac, Bazaine, Calder, Derain, Chillida, Tapies and many others. Publication of DLM launched Maeght's career as a publisher. The art magazine "Derriere le miroir" - designed like an exquisite work of art - always appeared in the same format (38 x 28 cm) and included numerous original lithographs by the above mentioned artists. Galerie Maeght was Alexander Calder’s European dealer

Details

  • Creator
    Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976, American)
  • Creation Year
    1968
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Fairlawn, OH
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FA120431stDibs: LU1408462202

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About the Artist

Alexander Calder

The American sculptor Alexander Calder is known as the father of the mobile, a moving artwork composed of delicately balanced sculptural forms suspended from the ceiling. Because his parents, both artists themselves, did not want him to suffer the hardships of trying to make a living in art, they encouraged the young Calder to study mechanical engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey. He worked a number of jobs, including as a hydraulic engineer and draftsman for the New York Edison Company, before deciding to pursue an artistic career. He never abandoned his engineering background, however, applying his understanding of gears and moving parts in all his artworks, from mechanical toys like the Cirque Calder (1931) to his free-standing abstract sculptures, called stabiles.In 1926, Calder moved to Paris and established a studio in the Montparnasse quarter. He began creating the many parts of his famous miniature circus from found materials, such as wire, string, cloth, rubber and cork. Designed to be transportable, Cirque grew to fill five suitcases over the years. Always interested in putting forms in motion, Calder also pioneered a new art form called wire sculptures, which he described as “drawings in space.” Like his famous mobiles, the wire sculptures were suspended so that they turned with any movement of the air, presenting different forms when viewed from different angles.In the 1950s, Calder returned to his roots in mechanical engineering, creating monumental abstract sculptures that verged on the architectural. He worked from loose gestural drawings like this preparatory sketch for his Man Stabile, from 1966. Throughout his career, he also worked as a set designer for the theater, as well as an illustrator and printmaker, producing vibrant, whimsical drawings for books and journals, such as this stunning lithograph of an elephant and two cats.
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