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Alexander Calder lithograph (Calder prints)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Vintage original Alexander Calder Three Legged Men Lithograph: Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1975 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir. Medium: Lithograph in colors. Dimensions: 15...
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1970s Contemporary 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 - 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

Gouaches Totems - Lithograph poster
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER (after) Gouaches Totems, 1966 Lithograph poster Made for the exhibition of Alexander Calder at Maeght Gallery Printer : Arte Paris Editor : Maeght 75.6 x 53.6 cm (c...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Crags and Critters - Lithograph poster
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER (after) Crags and Critters, 1975 Lithograph poster Made for the exhibition of Alexander Calder at Maeght Gallery Printer : Arte Paris Editor : Maeght 69 x 48.8 cm (...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Tree with Blue and Red Fruits - Lithograph - Maeght 1971
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER (after) Tree with Blue and Red Fruits Lithograph poster Printed signature in the plate 80 x 50 cm (c. 32 x 20 in) INFORMATION : Lithograph created for the Calder e...
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1970s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Black Tree with Red Sun - Lithograph poster - Maeght, 1976-77
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER (after) Black Tree with Red Sun, 1976-77 Lithograph poster Made for the exhibition of Alexander Calder at Maeght Gallery in 1976-77 Printer : Arte Paris Editor : Ma...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder lithograph 1970s (Calder card player)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1970s Alexander Calder Card Player Lithograph: Lithograph in colors; 1975. 11 x 15 inches. Very good overall vintage condition with bright colors. Unsigned from an edition of unknow...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Vintage 1970s Alexander Calder lithograph (Calder three legged man)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Vintage original 1970s Alexander Calder Lithograph: 11x15 inches. Very good overall vintage condition. Unsigned from an edition of unknown. Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, 19...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Black Spiral - Vintage Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1970s
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Black Spiral is an original artwork realized by Alexander Calder for the French art magazine "Derrière Le Miroir" no. 173, 1968. Original black and white lithograph. Printed by At...
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1970s Abstract Abstract 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 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

Alexander Calder Original Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original Calder lithograph in a custom frame. Ready for hanging.
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Ink, Archival Paper

1970s Alexander Calder poster (Calder Braniff Airlines 1976)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Braniff Airlines poster 1976: Medium: Offset lithograph. Dimensions: 23 x 33 inches. An original 1st printing in very good vintage condition. Plate signed on the ...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

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

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Lithograph

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

Three Acrobats, Lithograph by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alexander Calder, American (1898 - 1976) Title: Derriere Le Miroir (Three Acrobats) Year: 1975 Medium: Lithograph Size: 15 in. x 22 in. (38.1 cm x 55.88 cm) Frame Size: 23 x ...
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1970s Modern Figurative 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 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 - 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 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

Flowers - Vintage Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1971
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Flowers is an original artwork realized by Alexander Calder in 1971. Original mix colored lithograph. The artwork was the cover design for the art review "Derriere Le Miroir" no. ...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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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

Alexander Calder 'Flying Colors’ Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), 'Beastie' from 'Flying Colors’, lithograph printed in colors, 1974, each on wove paper with full margins printed to the edge, framed.
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Vintage 1970s American Prints

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Paper

  • Alexander Calder 'Flying Colors’ Lithograph
  • Alexander Calder 'Flying Colors’ Lithograph
  • Alexander Calder 'Flying Colors’ Lithograph
  • Alexander Calder 'Flying Colors’ Lithograph
H 20.08 in. W 25.99 in. D 0.79 in.
Vintage 1970s Alexander Calder poster (Calder prints)
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder 'La Grenouille et Cie': Vintage original 1971 poster for the exhibition Pace Columbus (Ohio) featuring a printed Calder signature. Medium: Offset lithograph. Dime...
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1970s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph, Offset

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

1974 Alexander Calder 'Spirales' Surrealism Multicolor France Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 11.5 inches ( 38.1 x 29.21 cm ) Image Size: 15 x 11.5 inches ( 38.1 x 29.21 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A: Mint Additional Details: First release lithograph tit...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Poppy Flowers - Vintage Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1971
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Poppy Flowers is an original artwork realized by Alexander Calder in 1971. Original mixed colored lithograph. The artwork was the cover design for the art review "Derriere Le Miro...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

1974 Alexander Calder 'Flying Colors' Contemporary USA Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 20 x 26 inches ( 50.8 x 66.04 cm ) Image Size: 20 x 26 inches ( 50.8 x 66.04 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

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

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

1973 Alexander Calder 'DLM No. 201 Cover' Surrealism Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 22.25 inches ( 38.1 x 56.515 cm ) Image Size: 15 x 22.25 inches ( 38.1 x 56.515 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additio...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

1976 Alexander Calder 'DLM no. 221 Page 3' Surrealism Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 11 inches ( 38.1 x 27.94 cm ) Image Size: 15 x 11 inches ( 38.1 x 27.94 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

1976 Alexander Calder 'DLM no. 221 Cover' Surrealism 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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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

1971 Alexander Calder 'DLM no. 190 page 4' Surrealism Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 11 inches ( 38.1 x 27.94 cm ) Image Size: 15 x 11 inches ( 38.1 x 27.94 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

Flying Colors for Braniff Airlines, Lithograph by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alexander Calder (after), American (1898 - 1976) Title: Flying Colors for Braniff Airlines Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph, signed in the plate Size: 20 in. x 26 in. (50.8 cm x...
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1970s Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

1971 Alexander Calder 'DLM no. 190 Page 9' Surrealism Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 11 inches ( 38.1 x 27.94 cm ) Image Size: 15 x 11 inches ( 38.1 x 27.94 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

1976 Alexander Calder 'DLM no. 221 Page 3' Surrealism Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original lithograph page from DLM (Derriere Le Miroir) issue number 221.
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Flying Colors for Braniff Airlines, Lithograph by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alexander Calder (after) (American, 1898-1976) Title: Flying Colors for Braniff Airlines Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph, signed in the plate Size: 20 in. x 26 in. (50.8 cm x 6...
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Flying Colors for Braniff Airlines, Lithograph by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alexander Calder, (American, 1898-1976) Title: Flying Colors for Braniff Airlines Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph, signed in the plate Size: 20 in. x 26 in. (50.8 cm x 66.04 cm...
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"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

1971 Alexander Calder 'DLM no. 190 page 4' Surrealism Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original lithograph page from DLM (Derriere Le Miroir) issue number 190.
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

1971 Alexander Calder 'DLM no. 190 Page 9' Surrealism Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original lithograph page from DLM (Derriere Le Miroir) issue number 190.
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Mid-Century Modern Calder Stabiles Paper Art Book Suite of 8 Lithographs, 1970s
By Alexander Calder
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is this 1973 paperback book with 8 lithographs by Alexander Calder. An introduction in French by James Jones, the book is also written in French and published ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

1976 Alexander Calder 'DLM no. 221 Page 16' Surrealism Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 11 inches ( 38.1 x 27.94 cm ) Image Size: 15 x 11 inches ( 38.1 x 27.94 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

"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

Convection (Braniff Flying Colors), 1974 Ltd Ed Lithograph, Alexander Calder
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 Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Beastie (Braniff Flying Colors), 1974 Ltd Ed Lithograph, Alexander Calder
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 Animal 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

Calder 71
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
While noted for sculptures, Calder began printmaking in 1925, and continued to produce signed and numbered original lithograph editions throughout his prolific career. As Calder’s sc...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, from Magie Eolienne Portfolio, Ltd Ed Lithograph, Alexander Calder
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 Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

1976 Alexander Calder 'DLM no. 221 Page 16' Surrealism Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original lithograph page from DLM (Derriere Le Miroir) issue number 221.
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

1976 Alexander Calder 'DLM no. 221 pages 4,5' Surrealism Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original double page lithograph from DLM (Derriere Le Miroir) issue number 221. Fold line down center as issued.
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

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

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

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Calder Lithograph 1970 For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the calder lithograph 1970 you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Find Abstract versions now, or shop for Abstract creations for a more modern example of these cherished works. Making the right choice when shopping for a calder lithograph 1970 may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 20th Century. On 1stDibs, the right calder lithograph 1970 is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes beige, gray, orange and black. A calder lithograph 1970 from Alexander Calder and (after) Alexander Calder — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in lithograph, offset print and paper can add an especially memorable touch.

How Much is a Calder Lithograph 1970?

The average selling price for a calder lithograph 1970 we offer is $895, while they’re typically $75 on the low end and $22,500 for the highest priced.

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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