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"Composition with Circles" framed signed lithograph by Alexander Calder.
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Beautifully framed "Composition with Circles" lithograph by Alexander Calder. Hand-numbered 9/100 in lower left corner. Hand-signed Calder in lower right corner.
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Orange Ciel" framed signed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Edition EA.
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Orange Ciel" framed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Hand-lettered EA on front lower left corner. Hand-signed Calder on front lower right corner. From edition of 100.
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Spirale Imaginatif" framed signed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Edition EA.
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Spirale Imaginatif" framed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Hand-letter EA on front lower left corner. Hand-signed Calder in front lower right corner. From an edition of 90.
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1970s Modern 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

"Pyramids at Night" framed signed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Edition EA.
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Pyramids at Night" framed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Hand-lettered EA on lower left front. Hand-signed Calder on lower right front. From an edition of 100.
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Potpourri en Ciel" framed signed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Edition EA.
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Potpourri en Ciel" framed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Hand-lettered EA on lower left front. Hand-signed Calder on lower right front. From an edition of 90.
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Les Pyramides Grandes" framed signed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Edition EA
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Les Pyramides Grandes" framed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Hand-lettered EA on lower left front. Hand-signed Calder on lower right front. From edition of 75.
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Dolphin" framed signed lithograph by Alexander Calder. EA from edition of 75.
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Dolphin" framed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Hand-numbered EA in lower left corner. Hand-signed Calder in lower right corner. From an edition of 75.
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1970s Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

"Flying Colors" framed, signed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Edition 11 of 100
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Framed "Flying Colors" lithograph by Alexander Calder. Signed Calder in lower right corner. Edition 11 of 100.
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Lion Tamer" framed signed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Edition EA of 100.
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Lion Tamer" framed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Hand-lettered EA in lower left front corner. Hand-signed Calder in lower right front corner. From an edition of 100.
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1970s Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Fete de L’Humanite - 1969 Lithograph - SIGNED 32" x 22.5"
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sku: MI1151-B Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Fete de L’Humanite Year: 1969 Signed: Yes Medium: Lithograph Paper Size: 32 x 22.5 inches ( 81.28 x 57.15 cm ) Image Size: 32 x 22.5 in...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

"L'Etoile" framed signed lithograph by Alexander Calder. EA from edition of 75
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"L'Etoile" framed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Hand-lettered EA on lower left front. Hand-signed Calder on lower right front. From an edition of 75.
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Puppet Man" framed signed lithograph by Alexander Calder. EA from edition of 75
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Puppet Man" framed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Hand-lettered EA on lower left front. Hand-signed Calder on lower right front. From an edition of 75.
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder, (American, 1898-1976) Untitled, La Memoire Elementaire, 1976 Hand-signed Lithograph in colors on wove paper S. 28 3/8 x 20 1/2 in (72.1 x 52.1 cm) Ed. 100
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder, (American, 1898-1976) La Memoire Elementaire, 1976 Hand-signed Lithograph in colors on wove paper Paper size: 52 x 72 cm. / 20.5 x 28.4 in. Ed. 100
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1970s Abstract Abstract 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

Spiders Nest, Hand-Signed, Limited Edition Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder, (American, 1898-1976) Spiders Nest, 1975 Hand-Signed Lithograph in colors on wove paper 74.9 x 109.3 cm. (29.5 x 43 in.) sheet 29 1/2 x 43in Edition of 95
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

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

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

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

Alexander Calder "Mountain Peaks" Lithograph Signed and Numbered in Pencil
By Alexander Calder
Located in Long Beach, CA
Alexander Calder "Mountain Peaks" Lithograph signed and numbered in pencil. A wonderful calder image. Very nice condition. Some minor imperfections as pictured. Image itself measures...
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20th Century American Decorative Art

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Paper

"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

Alexander Calder 1969 Lithograph Signed and Dated
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Alexander Calder lithograph, signed and dated 1969, lower right corner. Framed composition under glass.
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Mid-20th Century American Contemporary Art

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Paint

  • Alexander Calder 1969 Lithograph Signed and Dated
  • Alexander Calder 1969 Lithograph Signed and Dated
  • Alexander Calder 1969 Lithograph Signed and Dated
  • Alexander Calder 1969 Lithograph Signed and Dated
H 39.25 in. W 28.25 in. L 39.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Framed Lithograph Signed & Numbered, Alexander Calder, 1970s
By Alexander Calder
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fun, prime color, lithograph on cream woven paper, pencil signed and numbered by Alexander Calder, 50/100. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the f...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Mid Century Modern Alexander Calder Signed Asymetrie 1972 Lithograph Framed
By Alexander Calder
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an outstanding, framed lithograph, titled "Asymetrie" from 1972, signed by Alexander Calder. Measure: 37" H x 28" W framed. In good vintage condition. Alex...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Framed McGovern Lithograph Signed Alexander Calder 5/75 1970s
By Alexander Calder
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent, framed lithograph, depicting the name "McGovern," signed by Alexander Calder, numbered 5/75, circa 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensi...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Chevrons Noir sur Rouge et Jaune - Pencil Signed Alexander Calder Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in East Hampton, NY
Chevrons Noir sur Rouge et Jaune, 1960, lithograph in colors by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) pencil signed and numbered 63/90. Dimensions for print only are as follows: 25 inches H x...
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Vintage 1960s American Prints

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Paper, Acrylic

Mid-Century Modern Framed Signed Alexander Calder A.P. Lithograph Red Blue
By Alexander Calder
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful, framed, E.C. lithograph, pencil signed by Alexander Calder. Series Magie Eolienne. In excellent condition, except for two marks of tape damage ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Framed Signed Alexander Calder A.P. Lithograph Sun Orange
By Alexander Calder
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an entrancing, framed, E.C. lithograph, pencil signed by Alexander Calder. Series Magie Eolienne. In excellent condition, except for two marks of tape damag...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Lithograph by Alexander Calder. Signed
Located in North Miami, FL
A signed Lithograph entitled "Three Onions" by Alexander CalderThis is a lithograph with color.<br /> I do have a certificate of Authenticity from the Park West Galleries in Southfi...
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20th Century American Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Framed Signed Calder Pyramid Lithograph Orange Red Shapes
By Alexander Calder
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a captivating, framed lithograph Composition V, (from the elementary memory edition) pencil signed by Alexander Calder and numbered 30/50. In excellent cond...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Alexander Calder, Color lithograph, Signed and Numbered 1/115
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder (American 1898-1976) Untitled Color lithograph 30.5 x 22 inches (77.5 x 55.9 cm) Numbered 1/115 and Signed
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20th Century American Prints

1970s Abstract Italian Midcentury Unframed Lithograph Signed & Numbered
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful abstract modern signed and numbered litho, i can't figure the signature we purchased this item in Italy, 74/100 i knows Italian artist because of the calligraphy in the num...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

A pair of Alexander Calder Signed Lithographs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A newly framed pair of Alexander Calder signed lithographs<br /> from the French art periodical "Derriere Le Miroir" published in February 1966. These images represent Calder stabil...
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Vintage 1960s French Prints

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Lithograph, Paper

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 Pencil Signed "Spirals" Lithograph EA
By Alexander Calder
Located in Atlanta, GA
Terrific original pencil signed artists proof lithograph by Alexander Calder. This beautiful piece depicts colorful abstract spirals. It is pencil signed Calder EA which stands for i...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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 Signed Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Oaks, PA
Signed Alexander Calder lithograph "Derriere le Miroir" 7/50. Includes certificate of authenticity.
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20th Century American Prints

  • Alexander Calder Signed Lithograph
  • Alexander Calder Signed Lithograph
  • Alexander Calder Signed Lithograph
  • Alexander Calder Signed Lithograph
H 22 in. W 18.5 in. D .5 in.
Alexander Calder “Stabiles” Signed Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Near mint artwork by Calder with the colors bright and vibrant. Title “Grand Stabiles” from 1962. Publisher Margot, Paris. The frame is 32 1/2 inches wide 39 inches high. The l...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Large, Signed, Alexander Calder Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Signed, dated and numbered (140 /150), 1973 lithograph by iconic, American artist, Alexander Calder. Framed in a 22-karat, gold gilded, closed corner frame.
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Vintage 1970s American Prints

  • Large, Signed, Alexander Calder Lithograph
  • Large, Signed, Alexander Calder Lithograph
  • Large, Signed, Alexander Calder Lithograph
  • Large, Signed, Alexander Calder Lithograph
H 36.25 in. W 49.75 in. D 1.5 in.
Potpourri en Ciel, 1975, Limited Edition Lithograph, Alexander Calder - SIGNED
By Alexander Calder
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
ALEXANDER CALDER (1898-1976) Credited with the invention of the mobile, Alexander Calder revolutionized twentieth-century art with his innovative use of subtle air currents to animat...
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Soleil Noir," Colored Lithograph Checkered Landscape signed by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Soleil Noir" is a color lithograph signed by Alexander Calder. The sun is black in the distance, the rays for the sun are curvy and jagged rays. The ground stretches out bellow, mos...
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1970s Post-Modern Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder circa 1971 Signed Artist Proof Lithograph Balloons
By Alexander Calder
Located in Tustin, CA
Alexander Calder circa 1971 signed artist proof lithograph balloons. An artist's proof is a small group of prints set aside from an edition for an artist's or printer's use. Typic...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

"Le Jardin Fantastique" framed signed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Edition EA
By Alexander Calder
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Le Jardin Fantastique" framed lithograph by Alexander Calder. Hand-lettered EA on lower left front. Hand-signed Calder on lower right front. From an edition of 90.
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder, Signed Color Lithograph, E.A. 'Artist's Proof' 1965
By Alexander Calder
Located in Van Nuys, CA
"Spirale en Trois Coleurs", 1965, a four color lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, E.A. (Artist's Proof). It is on off-white paper, 22.75" x 30.50". The print is in excellent...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Alexander Calder, Hand-Signed Lithograph n.57/100 from "La Mémoire Elémentaire"
By Alexander Calder
Located in Renens, CH
This lithograph comes from the series of 12 titled "La Mémoire Elémentaire" and published by Edition de la Différence, Paris in 1975/76. The colors are so vivid and full of light th...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Prints

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Paper

Alexander Calder Limited Edition Signed Lithograph Pyramids at Night, circa 1970
By Alexander Calder
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful and highly sought after image by famed American artist Alexander Calder often referred to as "Pyramids at Night/ Pyramids Vertical Desert." The lithograph is printed o...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Calder Pencil Signed and Numbered Color Lithograph, 1976, Elephants
By Alexander Calder
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Lithograph Title: (Untitled - Elephants) Portfolio: Our unfinished revolution Year: 1976 Edition: 65 of 175 Sheet Size: 22 x 30 inches Signed...
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Vintage 1970s Prints

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Paper

Calder Pencil Signed and Numbered Color Lithograph, 1976, Sea Creatures
By Alexander Calder
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Lithograph Title: (Untitled - Sea Creatures) Portfolio: Our Unfinished Revolution Year: 1976 Edition: 65 of 175 Sheet Size: 22 x 30 inches Si...
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Late 20th Century Prints

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Paper

Circles and triangle - Original signed lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander Calder Circles and triangle Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate On vellum Arches, size 65 x 50 cm (c. 25,5 x 19,6 inch) Excellent condition, some clear fox...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Autumn Harvest-Lithograph, Plate-signed and Dated
By Alexander Calder
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Lithograph, Plate-signed (not hand-signed) and Dated "69." It is unnumbered from an edition of unknown, but presumably large size. Provenance unknown. The print measures approximate...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Flying Colors - Rings, 1974 - Original lithograph, Signed
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Flying Colors - Rings, 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 editor...
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1970s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

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

Abstract Composition - Original Lithograph - Signed in the plate
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Abstract Composition Original lithograph, 1972 Signed in the plate On Arches vellum, size 81 x 57 cm (c. 31.9 x 22.4 in) Very good condition, paper lightly browned ...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Red Sun 1968-Lithograph, Plate-signed by Artist
By Alexander Calder
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Print measures 24.25 x 35.25 inches and is unframed. The piece is in Fair/Distressed Condition-discoloration/indentation/tears consistent with age and handling.
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1960s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

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

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

Red Sun 1968-Lithograph, Plate-signed by Artist
By Alexander Calder
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Print measures 24.25 x 35.25 inches and is unframed. The piece is in Fair/Distressed Condition-discoloration/indentation/tears consistent with age and handling.
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1960s Figurative 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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