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Alexander Calder lithograph Derrière le miroir (1970s calder prints)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithograph c. 1975: Lithograph in colors; 15 x 22 inches. Minor bending to two corners visible from close upfront; in otherwise good overall vintage condition; cont...
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1960s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

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

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 overall vintage condition. Printed sign...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Alexander Calder Pyramids lithograph 1975 (Calder prints)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Pyramids Lithograph (from A San Lazzaro), c. 1975: Color lithograph on Arches paper. Dimensions 32 x 23.4 inches. Hand signed and numbered from an edition of 125 ...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Calder Exhibition Poster - Vintage Screen Print by Alexander Calder - 1976
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Calder Exhibition Poster is an original artwork realized by Alexander Calder in 1976 Mixed colored serigraph. Fair conditions with some tears along the margin. This beautiful and ...
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1970s Contemporary More Prints

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Screen

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

Calder Exhibition Poster - Vintage Screen Print by Alexander Calder - 1976
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Calder Exhibition Print is an original screen print realized by Alexander Calder in 1976. Good conditions This beautiful and colored print was realized in the occasion of the exhi...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

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

Calder Exhibition Print - Vintagel Offset Poster - 1976
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Calder Exhibition Print is an original serigraph realized by Alexander Calder in 1976 Good conditions. This beautiful and colored print was realized in the occasion of the exhi...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Offset

“Spiral” Print by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Alexander Calder spiral print.
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Vintage 1970s Prints

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Glass, Paper

  • “Spiral” Print by Alexander Calder
  • “Spiral” Print by Alexander Calder
  • “Spiral” Print by Alexander Calder
  • “Spiral” Print by Alexander Calder
H 29 in. W 22.5 in. D 1 in.
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

Composition - Vintage Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1970s
By Alexander Calder
Located in Roma, IT
Composition is an original Color lithograph realized in the 1970s for the exhibition at Galleria Rondanini, Rome. Good conditions.
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

1970's Alexander Calder lithographic cover (Derrière le miroir)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithographic cover c. 1968 from Derrière le miroir: Lithograph in colors; 11 x 15 inches (opening to 15x22 inches). Scattered surface and age related wear; in other...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Lithographic cover 1966 (Calder Derrière le miroir)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithographic cover from Derrière le miroir c. 1966: Lithographic cover sheet; 15 x 11 inches (folding out to 15 x 22inches; see image 2). Very good overall vintage ...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder 'La Vague (The Wave)' Limited Edition, Signed Print
By Alexander Calder
Located in San Rafael, CA
Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) La Vague (The Wave), 1971 Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, the full sheet. Edition 91 out of 100 Signed in pencil by Calder lower right a...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Skyswirl
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Skyswirl Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Skyswirl Portfolio: Flying Colors Year: 1974 Edition: Open Signed: In the stone Framed Size: 33"...
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Skyswirl
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Skyswirl Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Skyswirl Portfolio: Flying Colors Year: 1974 Edition: Open Signed: In the stone Framed Size: 33"...
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Snakes, Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Snakes Year: circa 1975 Medium: Color lithograph on wove paper Size: 22.75 x 30.63 inches Condition: Excellent Edition: 75, plus proofs I...
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1970s Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Red Flower Composition, Lithograph by Alexander Calder - 1970's
By Alexander Calder
Located in Pasadena, CA
Alexander Calder, Red Flower 1970's Lithograph on paper. Signed on the plate in the lower right. An Alexander Calder lithograph print. Llithograph printed in colors on paper Signed ...
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1870s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Friendship
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Friendship Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Friendship Portfolio: Flying Colors Year: 1974 Edition: Open Signed: In the stone Framed Size:...
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

1970's Alexander Calder lithographic cober (from Derrière le miroir)
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithographic cover c. 1975 from Derrière le miroir: Lithographic cover in colors; 11 x 15 inches. Very good overall vintage condition. Unsigned from an edition of u...
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Friendship (Braniff International Airways), Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Friendship (from the Braniff International Airways Flying Colors Collection) Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Size: 20 x 26 ...
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1970s Modern Abstract 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

1970 After Alexander Calder 'Contemporary Graphics from the Studio in Rome'
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 26 x 19.25 inches ( 66.04 x 48.895 cm ) Image Size: 26 x 19.25 inches ( 66.04 x 48.895 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Screen

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

Convection (Braniff International Airways), Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Convection (from the Braniff International Airways Flying Colors Collection) Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Size: 20 x 26 ...
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

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

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 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 Contemporary 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 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

Sky Swirl (Braniff International Airways), Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Sky Swirl (from the Braniff International Airways Flying Colors Collection) Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Size: 20 x 26 i...
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1970s 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 - 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 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

Black Sun by Alexander Calder (Calder black sun lithograph)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Black Sun Lithograph c.1975 Color lithograph circa 1975. Dimensions 31 x 23 inches. Hand signed (lower right) and numbered from an edition of 125 in pencil on the lower l...
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1970s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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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

Sky Bird (Braniff International Airways), Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Sky Bird (from the Braniff International Airways Flying Colors Collection) Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Size: 20 x 26 in...
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1970s 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 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 Exhibition Poster: A San Lazzaro 75
By Alexander Calder
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
ALEXANDER CALDER (American, 1898-1976) San Lazzaro 75, Et Ses, Amis, XX Siecle, Paris Event Poster 34.75 x 22 in. Unframed Plate signed Publishing Information: Copyright Igal M. Tell...
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Lithographic cover Derrière le miroir 1973
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithographic cover: Derrière le miroir 1973: Lithographic cover sheet; 15 x 11 inches. Very good overall vintage condition. Unsigned from an edition of unknown. Por...
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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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

Untitled (Flowers), from Magie Eolienne Portfolio, Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Untitled (Flowers), from Magie Eolienne Portfolio Year: 1972 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Edition: 75, plus signed and unsigned proo...
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Friendship, Plate X (for Braniff International Airways), Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Friendship, Plate X (Braniff International Airways Flying Colors Collection) Year: 1973 Medium: Color lithograph on Arches paper Size: 28...
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Santa Claus E. E. Cummings Portfolio of Prints and Prose, 1974
By Alexander Calder
Located in Pasadena, TX
Portfolio of Alexander Calder Santa Claus prints with text by E. E. Cummings, 1974 Text in English and French Prints 82/175 EE Cummings' most successful play, Santa Claus with ...
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Vintage 1970s North American Modern Prints

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Paper

Spirals (from the Magie éolienne portfolio), Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Spirals (from the Magie éolienne portfolio) Year: 1972 Medium: Color lithograph on wove paper Size: 25.5 x 19.75 inches Condition: Excell...
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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

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

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

Friendship (Braniff Flying Colors), 1974 Ltd Ed Litho, 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

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

Braniff International Airways Flying Colors (five artworks), Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title(s): Sky Swirl; Sky Bird; Convection; Beastie; Friendship (from the Braniff International Airways Flying Colors Collection) Year: 1974 Mediu...
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1970s Modern 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

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

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

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Find the exact calder prints 1970 you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Find Abstract versions now, or shop for Abstract creations for a more modern example of these cherished works. You’re likely to find the perfect calder prints 1970 among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those made as recently as the 20th Century. When looking for the right calder prints 1970 for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of beige, gray, orange and black. Creating a calder prints 1970 has been a part of the legacy of many artists, but those crafted by Alexander Calder, (after) Alexander Calder and Jack Mitchell are consistently popular. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in lithograph, offset print and etching.

How Much is a Calder Prints 1970?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a calder prints 1970 in our inventory may begin at $75 and can go as high as $20,500, while the average can fetch as much as $895.

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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