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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 - Rocks and Sun - Original Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Rocks and Sun - Original Lithograph From the literary review "XXe Siècle" 1952 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm Publisher: G. di San Lazzaro. Unsigned and unnumbered as issued
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1950s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Rocks and Sun - Original lithograph - Mourlot, 1952
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander Calder Rocks and Sun, 1952 Original Lithograph (3 color stones) Printed in Mourlot workshop On vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12,2 x 9,5 in) Edited by San Lazzaro in 1952 Very goo...
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1950s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror 1 Original lithograph created in 1976 Framed Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm Source: Derrière le miroir (DLM), n°221, 1976 Alexand...
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1970s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror 1 Original lithograph created in 1976 Framed Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm Source: Derrière le miroir (DLM), n°221, 1976 Alexand...
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1970s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror 2 Original lithographs on the same paper (recto/verso, on both paper sides) produced in 1976 Conditions: Good Conditions D...
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1970s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror 1 Original lithograph created in 1976 Framed Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm Source: Derrière le miroir (DLM), n°221, 1976 Alexand...
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1970s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror 1 Original lithograph created in 1976 Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm Source: Derrière le miroir (DLM), n°221, 1976 Alexander Cald...
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1970s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror Original lithographs produced in 1976 Dimensions: 38 x 56 cm Source: Derrière le miroir (DLM), n°221, 1976 Alexander Cald...
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1970s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror 1 Original lithograph created in 1976 Framed Dimensions: 38 x 56 cm Source: Derrière le miroir (DLM), n°221, 1976 Alexand...
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1970s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror 1 Original lithograph created in 1976 Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm Source: Derrière le miroir (DLM), n°221, 1976 Alexander Cald...
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1970s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Lithograph - Behind the Mirror 1 lithograph created in 1976 Unsigned. Unnumbered from an edition of presumably large size. Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm Source: Lithogra...
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1970s Modern Portrait 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

Alexander Calder - Clown - Original Handsigned Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Clown - Original Handsigned Lithograph 1973 signed in pencil and numbered Edition : 15/150 Dimensions: 72 x 52 cm Provenance : Private collection Florence
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Composition - Original Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1968
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Composition is an original lithography print realized by Alexander Calder in 1968 for the Art Magazine "Derrière Le Mirror" no. 173. Printed by Atelier Maeght. The artwork shows ab...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Skybird - Original Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1974
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Skybird is an original artwork realized by Alexander Calder in 1974. Original lithograph on Arches wove paper. From the rare limited edition Suite "The Flying Colors Collection". ...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Rayons Noirs - Original Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1976
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Rayons noirs is an original colored lithograph realized by Alexander Calder in 1976. Not signed. Published on "Derriere Le Miroir" no. 221. Rare limited edition issued especially fo...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

PRICE - Composition - Original Offset Print by Alexander Calder - 1970
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Composition is an abstract color print realized by Alexander Calder. This splendid artwork is preserved in very good conditions. The artwork represents a colorful composition, depi...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Offset

Atelier Mourlot by Alexander Calder, 1967 Original Lithographic poster
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Arches Paper - Perfect Condition A+ When The Mourlot Studio opened a branch in New York City, after a successful exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institute in 1963, it commis...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Maeght Editeur," Original Color Lithograph Poster signed by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Maeght Editeur" is an original color lithograph poster signed by Alexander Calder. This poster was for an exhibit on Alexander Calder's work in Paris, France. It depicts a black tre...
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1970s Post-Modern Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

"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

"Splotchy" Textile by Alexander Calder for Laverne Originals
By Alexander Calder, Laverne International
Located in Pawtucket, RI
"Splotchy" textile by Alexander Calder for Laverne Originals. Hand printed on linen. 26 ft. available The innovative husband-and-wife team Erwin and Estelle Laverne, specialized...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

"Mobiles de Calder - Galerie Maeght" Original Vintage Exhibition Poster
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boston, MA
A beautiful original lithograph for Calder's 1954 exhibition at the Galerie Maeght of his Mobiles, a new type of sculpture with free-moving parts. The term was coined by Marcel Ducha...
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1950s Modern Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Lo Oscuro (Surf) - Original gouache painting (Calder Foundation #A24508)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Lo Oscuro, 1974 Original gouache and ink painting Signed bottom left On vellum 70 x 99 cm (c. 28 x 39 in) REFERENCE : Calder Foundation authentication number A245...
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1970s Post-War Abstract Paintings

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India Ink, Gouache

Original Vintage Poster, 'Calder Crags and Critters' 1975 Galerie Maeght
By Alexander Calder
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Original vintage poster, 'Calder Crags and Critters' 1975 Galerie Maeght "Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known both for his innovative mobiles that embrace chance in th...
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Vintage 1930s French Modern Posters

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Paper

"Journees Internationales du film de court-metrage" After Calder Original Poster
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boston, MA
A bold, abstract lithographic poster after Alexander Calder for the short film festival that took place in Tours, France in 1971. The “Journées internationales du court métrage” (Int...
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1960s Modern Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

"Stabile with Red Sun Galerie Maeght," Original Lithograph Poster by A. Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Stabile with Red Sun Galerie Maught" is an original color lithograph by Alexander Calder. The Stabile is a black topsy-turvy statue taking up most of the piece. A red sun sits to th...
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1970s Post-Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Cover for "Derriere Le Miroir" no 178 - Original Lithograph by A. Calder - 1968
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Cover for "Derriere Le Miroir" is an original lithograph realized by Alexander Calder in 1968 for the no. 173 of the Art Magazine "Derriere Le Miroir". Printed by Ateliers de Maeght...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Calder Circus, complete Set of 16 lithographs after the original drawings
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Sheffield, MA
(after) Alexander Calder American, 1898-1976 "Calder's Circus" Lithographs on wove paper after drawings by the artist Published by Art in America, 1964 13 by 17 in. W/frame 22 by 26...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

Balloons - Original lithograph - Mourlot, 1971
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander Calder Balloons and Color Mosaic, 1971 Original Lithograph (4 color stones) Printed in Mourlot workshop On vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12,2 x 9,5 in) Edited by San Lazzaro in 1...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Abstract Composition (Assymetric) - Original Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Abstract Composition Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate Dated (19)72 in the plate On wove paper, size 81 x 58 cm (c. 31.9 x 23 in) Edited by Maeght ...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

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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Lithograph

Flying Colors - Abstraction, 1974 - Original lithograph, Signed
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Flying Colors - Abstraction, 1974 Original Lithograph Printed signature in the plate On vellum 66 x 51 cm (c. 26 x 20 inch) Authenticated by the blind stamp of the ...
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1970s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Flying Colors - Spiral, 1974 - Original lithograph, Signed
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Flying Colors - Spiral, 1974 Original Lithograph Printed signature in the plate On vellum 51 x 66 cm (c. 20 x 26 inch) Authenticated by the blind stamp of the edito...
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1970s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Santa Claus : Two Men - Original Handsigned Etching
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexandre Calder (1898 - 1976) Santa Claus : Two Men, 1974 Original Etching Handsigned in pencil On Arches vellum 50.5 cm x 66 cm (c. 19,7 x 25,9 inch) Excellent condition
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1970s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Flying Colors - Wild Animal, 1974 - Original lithograph, Signed
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Flying Colors - Wild Animal, 1974 Original Lithograph Printed signature in the plate On vellum 66 x 51 cm (c. 26 x 20 inch) Authenticated by the blind stamp of the ...
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1970s American Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Santa Claus : Three Figures - Original Handsigned Etching
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexandre Calder (1898 - 1976) Santa Claus : Three Figures, 1974 Original Etching Handsigned in pencil On vellum Arches 50.5 cm x 66 cm (c. 19,7 x 25,9 inch) Excellent condition
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1970s American Modern Portrait Prints

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Etching

Flying Colors - Blue Balls, 1974 - Original lithograph, Signed
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Flying Colors - Blue Balls, 1974 Original Lithograph Printed signature in the plate On vellum 66 x 51 cm (c. 26 x 20 inch) Authenticated by the blind stamp of the e...
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1970s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Santa Claus : Figures with Canes - Original Handsigned Etching
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexandre Calder (1898 - 1976) Santa Claus : Figures with Canes, 1974 Original Etching Handsigned in pencil On vellum 51 cm x 66 cm (c. 20,1 x 25,9 inch) Very good condition
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1970s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

La Mousson (Monsoon) - Original lithograph, Handsigned (Maeght 1965)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander Calder La Mousson (Monsoon), 1965 Original lithograph Handsigned in pencil Unumbered - aside from the edition of 90 On Rives vellum 76 x 55.5 cm (c. 30 x 22 in) Edited by ...
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1970s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Composition with Red and Blue Ball - Original lithograph (Mourlot)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Composition with Red and Blue Ball Original lithograph (printed in Mourlot workshop) Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 25 x 19 cm (c. 10 x 8 inch) Edi...
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1960s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Stabiles - Original lithographic pop-up card - Plate signed - Maeght 1963
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Stabiles Original lithographic pop-up card Plate signed Edited by Maeght in 1963 : Very rare invitation card for the Vernissage Open size : 15 x 33 cm (c. 6 x 13...
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1960s American Modern Abstract Prints

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ABS, Lithograph

Original gouache painting by Alexander Calder titled 'McGovern'
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
This vibrant gouache of Calder’s owes its origin to the 1972 Presidential Election between Republican candidate Richard Nixon and Democratic candidate George McGovern. In the run-up ...
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20th Century American Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache

Original gouache painting by Alexander Calder titled 'McGovern'
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
This vibrant gouache by Alexander Calder owes its origin to the 1972 Presidential Election between Republican candidate Richard Nixon and Democratic candidate George McGovern. In the...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

Alexander Calder - Composition - Original Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Composition 1972 From the art review XXe Siecle Dimensions: 32 x 24 Edition: G. di San Lazzaro. Unsigned and unnumbered as issued
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1960s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Original Alexander Calder Painting
By Alexander Calder
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Signed and dated, watercolor on paper painting by renowned American artist, Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
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Vintage 1970s American Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

Spiral - Original Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1968
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Spiral is an original lithograph realized by Alexander Calder for the Art Magazine "Derrière Le Mioir" no. 173, 1968. With the description in French on the rear. Maeght Editor. The...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Spiral - Original Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1968
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Spiral is an original lithograph realized by Alexander Calder for the Art Magazine "Derrière Le Miroir" no. 173, in 1968. With the description in French on the rear. Maeght Editor. ...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Hommage à San Lazzaro - Original Lithograph Alexander Calder - 1975
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
A San Lazzaro or Hommage à San Lazzaro is a wonderful color lithograph realized in 1975 by Alexander Calder. Signed and dated on plate. This piece is from the volume "San Lazzaro et ...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Composition" an Original Color Lithograph signed by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Composition" is an original lithograph by Alexander Calder, created in 1965. This print holds several shapes. A large red circle is centered near the top of the piece. Bellow it and...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Lithograph

Mosaique Et Ballons Noirs - Original Lithograph Alexander Calder - 1971
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Mosaique Et Ballons Noirs is an original colored lithograph realized in 1971 by Alexander Calder. Very good conditions. Not signed. The lithograph represents a very colorful abst...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Calder Albi Original Vintage Poster
By Alexander Calder
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Created for the exhibition ‘Calder’ at the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi. Iconic design by Calder bringing playful and welcoming vide. A classic design by Calder. This poster was p...
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Late 20th Century Posters

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Paper

  • Calder Albi Original Vintage Poster
  • Calder Albi Original Vintage Poster
  • Calder Albi Original Vintage Poster
  • Calder Albi Original Vintage Poster
H 35.44 in. W 23.63 in. D 0.04 in.
Asymmetry - Original Lithograph - 1972
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Asymmetry is an original colored lithograph realized in 1972 by Alexander Calder. Good conditions except for slightly browned and foxings on paper. The lithograph represents a very...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Signed Original Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Miami, FL
Alexander Calder (1898-1976), inventor of mobile and stabile sculpture, experimented with Abstraction in many prints and drawings. This large print incorporates both his love for col...
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Vintage 1960s Prints

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Glass, Lithograph, Wood, Paper

ALEXANDER CALDER: SIGNED BY CALDER with 8 original lithographs
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
CALDER, ALEXANDER.<br /> <br /> Stabiles: Derriere le Miroir 141<br /> <br /> SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 69 of only 150 copies printed on Velin de Rives and SIGNED BY C...
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Vintage 1960s French Books

ALEXANDER CALDER: SIGNED BY CALDER with 7 original lithographs
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
CALDER, ALEXANDER.<br /> <br /> Gouaches et Totems: Derriere le Miroir, Special Issue 156<br /> <br /> SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 124 of only 150 copies SIGNED BY CALDE...
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Vintage 1960s French Books

Alexander Calder Original Lithograph "Sky Swirl"
By Alexander Calder
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Bold, vibrant and graphic Alexander Calder Original Lithograph with official embossed Braniff Cachet. This rare modern wall art piece was commissioned in 1974 as part of the Flying ...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Prints

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Paper

Alexander Calder original lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Lovely "Sun and Sea" lithograph printed in colors from an edition of 150. Framed in double glass.
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Vintage 1980s American Prints

Alexander Calder original lithograph
H 29.14 in. W 37.01 in. D 0.79 in.
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Behind the Mirror Original lithographs produced in 1976 Dimensions: 38 x 56 cm Source: Derrière le miroir (DLM), n°221, 1976 Alexander Cald...
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1970s Modern Portrait 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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