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Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - from "Derrière le miroir"
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - from "Derriere le Miroir"Behind the Mirror 1976 Condition: Good Condition Dimensions: 38 x 56 cm Source: Derrière le miroir (DLM), n°141, 1...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - from "Derrière le miroir"
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - from "Derriere le Miroir"Behind the Mirror 1976 Framed Dimensions: 38 x 56 cm Source: Derrière le miroir (DLM), n°141, 1976 Alexander Cald...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Derrière le Miroir lithograph (1960s Calder prints)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Original 1960s Alexander Calder lithograph: Dimensions: 11 x 15 inches. Portfolio: Derriere Le Miroir. Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1968. Minor signs of handling; good ove...
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1960s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

1966 Alexander Calder 'Derriere le Miroir No. 156' Surrealism France Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 22 inches ( 38.1 x 55.88 cm ) Image Size: 15 x 22 inches ( 38.1 x 55.88 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional Detai...
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1960s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

1966 Alexander Calder 'Derriere le Miroir No. 156' Surrealism France Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 22 inches ( 38.1 x 55.88 cm ) Image Size: 15 x 22 inches ( 38.1 x 55.88 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional Detai...
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1960s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

1968 Alexander Calder 'Derriere le Miroir no.173 Double Page' Surrealism
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 22 inches ( 38.1 x 55.88 cm ) Image Size: 15 x 22 inches ( 38.1 x 55.88 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional Detai...
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1960s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

1971 Alexander Calder 'Derriere le Miroir No. 156' Contemporary Black & White,Ye
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 22 inches ( 38.1 x 55.88 cm ) Image Size: 15 x 22 inches ( 38.1 x 55.88 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional Detai...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #201
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder (Derriere le Miroir #201) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #201 Year: 1973 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 29" x 2...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Plate 1, from Derriere Le Miroir #156
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #156 (Plate 1) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #156 (Plate 1) Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #156 Ye...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Lithograph from the Portfolio Derriere le Miroir # 212
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir # 212 Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph in colors Title: Derriere le Miroir #212 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #212 Year: 1975 ...
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1970s Post-Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #201
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #201 Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #201 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #201 Year: 1973 The public...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #156 (Plate 5)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #156 (Plate 5) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #156 (Plate 5) Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #156 Si...
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1960s Abstract Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 3)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 3) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 3) Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Ye...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #141 (Stabiles V)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #141 (Stabiles V) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Stabiles V, Derriere le Miroir #141 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #1...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #141 (Plate 6)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #141 (Plate 6) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #141 (Plate 6) Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #141 Ye...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Plate 4, from Derriere Le Miroir #173
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 4) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 4) Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Ye...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Plate 1, from Derriere Le Miroir #173
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 1) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 1) Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Ye...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #201
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
CUSTOM FRAMING SERVICES EXHIBITS RESOURCES CONTACT Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #201 Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #201 Portf...
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled from Derriere le Miroir #156 (Plate 6)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #156 (Plate 6) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Lithograph Title: Untitled Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #156 Year: 1966 Edition: Unnumbered from ...
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1960s Abstract Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Lithograph Derriere le miroir (Calder prints)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Vintage original Alexander Calder Three Legged Man Lithograph 1975: Lithograph in colors. 15 x 11 inches. Very good overall vintage condition. Unsigned from an edition of unknown. ...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

1960's Alexander Calder lithograph (from Derrière le miroir)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithograph c. 1968: Lithograph in colors; 11 x 15 inches. Very good overall vintage condition. Unsigned from an edition of unknown. Portfolio: Derrière le miroir Pu...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

1970s Alexander Calder lithograph (from Derrière le miroir)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithograph c. 1973: Portfolio: Derrière le miroir. Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris. Lithograph in colors; 11 x 15 inches. Very good overall vintage condition. U...
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

1970's Alexander Calder lithograph (from Derrière le miroir)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithograph: Portfolio: Derrière le miroir Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, c. 1973. Lithograph in colors; 11 x 15 inches. Very good overall vintage condition. ...
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Lithograph "Les Triangles" Derriere Le Miroir, 1963
By Alexander Calder
Located in Rochester, NY
An original Alexander Calder double page centerfold lithograph "Les Triangles" from Derriere Le Miroir, publication number 141 year 1963. Image size is 22" w x 15" h. Overall clean b...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Alexander Calder 1975 Lithographs "Derriere Le Miroir" Maeght Editeur
By Alexander Calder
Located in Sharon, CT
Containing five original lithographs by Alexander Calder. This is edition no. 212 Janvier 1975 of the Derriere le Miroir. Published in Paris by Galerie Maeght. Without staples. Very ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

Front & Back Cover of Derrière Le Minor by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Alexander Calder front and back cover of Derrière Le Minor No. 173 matted and encased in a black frame.
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Late 20th Century Prints

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Glass, Paper

Derriere le Miroir Cover - Vintage Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1968
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Derriere le Miroir Cover is an original artwork realized by Alexander Calder in 1968. Original mixed colored lithograph. The artwork was the cover design for the art review "Derri...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Two Acrobats from Derriere le Miroir, Lithograph by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alexander Calder, American (1898 - 1976) Title: Two Acrobats from Derriere le Miroir Year: 1975 Medium: Lithograph Size: 15 in. x 11 in. (38.1 cm x 27.94 cm) Frame Size: 23 x...
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Cover for Derriere Le Miroir - Original Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1963
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Cover for Derriere Le Miroir is an original lithograph realized by Alexander Calder in 1963 for the Art Magazine Derrière Le Miroir no. 141. The artwork is the cover realized by the...
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1960s Abstract Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Cover for Derriere Le Miroir - Original Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1966
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Cover for Derriere Le Miroir is an original lithograph realized by Alexander Calder in 1966. The artwork was the cover design for the art review "Derriere Le Miroir" no. 156 and it ...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Original Color lithograph '1971', Derrière le Miroir no. 37
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder (USA, 1898-1976). Figure composition from DLM - no. 37, color lithograph 1971. It is framed and ready to be The "Behind the Mirror" Review was an art and literary ...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Prints

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Paper

"Derriere Le Miroir," Catalog with Five Original Lithographs by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Derriere Le Miroir" is an original portfolio of lithographs and text by Alexander Calder. The artist signed the portfolio on the last page. This is edition number 146/150 of the del...
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

1963 Alexander Calder Stabiles Lithograph for Derriere le Miroir No. 141
By Alexander Calder, Maeght
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) "Stabiles" color lithograph printed by Maeght, Paris; published by Derrière Le Miroir, Paris, No. 141 in 1963. Very good condition and impre...
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Prints

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Paper

1963 Alexander Calder Stabiles Lithograph for Derriere le Miroir No. 141
By Alexander Calder, Maeght
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An Alexander Calder (American, 1898 -1976) "Stabiles" color lithograph printed by Maeght, Paris; published by Derrière Le Miroir, Paris, No. 141 in 1963. Very good condition and impr...
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Prints

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Paper

Derriere le Miroir #201
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #201 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #201 Year: 1973 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 20 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches Sheet...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #221
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Lithograph in colors Title: Derriere le Miroir #221 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #221 Year: 1975 Edition: Unnumbered Image Size: 15" x 22" Sheet Siz...
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir: Stabiles
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Portfolio with complete text is one of 150 deluxe numbered copies. It consists of 7 boldly colored lithographs and color lithograph cover. The sheets are loose as issued. Signed in p...
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1960s Modern Abstract Prints

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Color, Lithograph

Derriere Le Miroir #156
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #156 Year: 1966 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 21.25 x 17.25 inches Image Size: 11 x 15 inches Sh...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #201
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #201 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #201 Year: 1973 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 21 1/8 x 17 1/8 inches Sheet...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere Le Miroir #141 (Stabiles)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Stabiles Portfolio: Derriere Le Miroir #141 (Stabiles) Year: 1963 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 22" x 29" Sheet Size: 1...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Cover (Derriere le Miroir #173)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Cover Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Year: 1968 Edition: Unnumbered Signed: No Framed Size: 17 1/4" x 21 1/4" Image Si...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Plate 7 (Derriere le Miroir # 212)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Plate 7 (Derriere le Miroir # 212) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph in colors Title: Plate 7 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #212 Year: 1975 Editio...
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Derrier from Derriere Le Miroir
By Alexander Calder
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alexander Calder, American (1898 - 1976) Title: Derrier from Derriere Le Miroir Year: 1968 Medium: Lithograph Size: 15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.94 cm) Frame Size: 23 x 19 inches ...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 2)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 2) Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Year: 1968 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 21 3/4 x ...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Cover Derriere le Miroir #173
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Cover (Derriere le Miroir #173) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Cover Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Year: 1968 Edition: Unnumbered F...
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1960s Post-Modern Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Cover, Derriere le Miroir #201
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Lithograph Title: Cover Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #201 Year: 1973 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 19 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 15 x 11 inches Sign...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Cover (Derriere le Miroir # 212)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Cover (Derriere le Miroir # 212) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph in colors Title: Plate 1 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #212 Year: 1975 Edition:...
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Cover Derriere le Miroir #201
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Cover (Derriere le Miroir #201) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Cover Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #201 Year: 1973 Edition: Unnumbered F...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Plate 3 (Derriere le Miroir # 212)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Plate 3 (Derriere le Miroir # 212) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph in colors Title: Plate 3 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #212 Year: 1975 Editio...
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Plate 4 (Derriere le Miroir # 212)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Plate 4 (Derriere le Miroir # 212) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph in colors Title: Plate 4 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #212 Year: 1975 Editio...
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Derrière le Miroir Lithograph 1966
By Alexander Calder
Located in Soquel, CA
Vintage 1960s Alexander Calder Lithograph double page part of portfolio "Derriere le Miroir". Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1966. No. 156. Text on verso. Unsigned from an unkn...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Paper, Ink

Derrière le Miroir Lithograph 1966
By Alexander Calder
Located in Soquel, CA
Vintage 1960s Alexander Calder Lithograph double page part of portfolio "Derriere le Miroir". Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1966. No. 156. Text on verso. Unsigned, from an unk...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Paper, Ink

Plate 2, from Derriere Le Miroir #156
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #156 Year: 1966 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 27 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches Image Size: 22 x 15 inches ...
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1960s Abstract Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere Le Miroir No. 201, Cover
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Derriere Le Miroir No. 201, Cover One page Lithograph from the Derriere le Miroir No. 201 publication. Unsigned and unnumbered from an edition of pre...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere Le Miroir No. 221 Cover
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Derriere Le Miroir No. 221 Lithograph, Cover The outer cover page lithograph from the Derriere le Miroir No. 221 publication. With vertical fold in t...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, from Derriere le Miroir #173
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: lithograph Title: Untitled from Derriere le Miroir #173 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Year: 1968 Edition: Unnumbered from an edition of unknown,...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Plate 3, from Derriere Le Miroir #173
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Plate 3, from Derriere le Miroir #173 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Year: 1968 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 21 x ...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Plate 6, from Derriere Le Miroir #173
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Plate 6, from Derriere le Miroir #173 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Year: 1968 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 20 5/...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Damier from Derriere Le Miroir #156
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Damier from Derriere Le Miroir #156 Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Damier Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #156 Year: 1966 Edition: Unnumbe...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Derriere Le Miroir No. 201, Untitled
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Derriere Le Miroir No. 201, Untitled Single Lithograph from the Derriere le Miroir No. 201 publication. Unsigned and unnumbered from an edition of p...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

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Alexander Calder Biography and Important Works

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 Calder's 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) and his revered prints 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.

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Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

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