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Alexander Calder Art

Alexander Calder (USA, 1898–1976)
Alexander Calder (USA, 1898–1976)

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 his 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) 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, such as this stunning lithograph of an elephant and two cats.

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Red Versus Yellow
By Alexander Calder
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A sculpture by Alexander Calder. "Red Versus Yellow" is an abstract, mobile sculpture in sheet metal, wire and paint and executed in bright, primary colors by Post War artist Alexand...
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1970s Post-War Alexander Calder Art

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Metal, Wire

Braniff Airlines Flying Colors, Five 1974 Ltd Ed Lithos, 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 Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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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 XLI/L
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

The Onion, Lithograph by Alexander Calder 1966
By Alexander Calder
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alexander Calder, American (1898 - 1976) Title: The Onion from Derriere Le Miroir Year: 1966 Medium: Lithograph Size: 14.5 x 10 in. (36.83 x 25.4 cm) Frame Size: 20 x 16 inch...
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1960s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Dice, Gouache Painting by Alexander Calder 1974
By Alexander Calder
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Dice Year: 1974 Medium: Gouache on Canson Lavis Paper, signed and dated lower right (titled, verso) Paper Size: 29 x 42 inches Frame: 37 x 51 inches ...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Gouache

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

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Lithograph

Balanced Spiral - American Abstract Spiral Post War
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
ALEXANDER CALDER 1898-1976 Lawnton, Pennsylvania 1898 - 1976 New York (American) Title: Balanced Spiral, 1969 Technique: Signed and Dated Gouache and Ink on MBM Arches France Wove ...
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1960s Alexander Calder Art

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Ink, Gouache

The Yellow Shock Absorber - Gouache American Kinetic Art Post War
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
ALEXANDER CALDER 1898-1976 Lawnton, Pennsylvania 1898 - 1976 New York (American) Title: The Yellow Shock Absorber, 1969 Technique: Original Signed and Dated Gouache and Waterc...
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1960s Kinetic Alexander Calder Art

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Gouache

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

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Lithograph

Braniff International Airways Flying Colors Collection (5 artworks)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: 1) "Skyswirl," 2) "Skybird," 3) "Convection," 4) "Beastie," 5) "Friendship.” (Braniff International Airways Flying Colors Collection) Year...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Presenza Grafica
By Alexander Calder
Located in Saint Charles, IL
Large, scarce limited edition color aquatint by Alexander Calder, from a limited edition of 90. Signed by Calder and numbered in pencil. Printed and published by 2RC Edizioni d'Art...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Aquatint

Untitled (Spirals and Forms)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Untitled (Spirals and Forms) Year: Circa 1965 Medium: Lithograph in colors on wove paper Edition: 125, plus proofs Size: 26 x 38 inches Co...
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1960s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Cantilever
By Alexander Calder
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A sculpture by Alexander Calder. "Cantilever" is an abstract, mobile sculpture by Post War artist Alexander Calder. Made from sheet metal, wire and paint, "Cantilever" is executed in...
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1970s Post-War Alexander Calder Art

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Metal, Wire

Jerusalem Stabile (Intermediate Maquette)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A sculpture by Alexander Calder. "Jerusalem Stabile (Intermediate Maquette)" is an abstract sculpture, painted steel in a bold red by Post-War American artist Alexander Calder. The w...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Alexander Calder Art

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Steel

Blue Sun
By Alexander Calder
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed lithograph on Arches paper by American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) titled "Blue Sun", 1971. Hand pencil signed by Calder lower right and numbered lower lef...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Braniff Airlines Flying Colors, Five 1974 Ltd Ed Lithos, 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 Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Card Players lithograph (Derriere Le Miroir)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Vintage original Alexander Calder Card Players Lithograph 1975: Lithograph in colors. 15 x 22 inches. Center fold-line as originally issued; very good overall condition for its ag...
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1970s Contemporary Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Skybird (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 Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

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

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Lithograph

Sky Swirl (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 Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Untitled
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Untitled Color lithograph, 1970 Unsigned (as usual) From:Derriere le Miroir, Volume 190 Large unsigned edition Printed by Mourlot, Paris Published by Aime Maeght, Paris Image: 14 1/4...
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1970s American Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Untitled (Plate 1) DLM
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Untitled (Plate 1) DLM Color lithograph, 1963 Unsigned (as usual) From: Derriere le Miroir, No. 141 Edition: 1500? Published by A. Maeght, Paris Image/sheet size: 14 7/8 x 11 inches...
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1960s American Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Untitled (Plate 2) DLM
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Untitled (Plate 2) DLM Color lithograph, 1963 Unsigned (as issued) From: Derriere le Miroir, No. 141 Edition: 1500? Published by A. Maeght, Paris Printer: Mourlot Freres, Paris Not...
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1960s American Modern Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Soleil sur la Vagues (Red Sun Above the Waves), 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 Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

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

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Lithograph

Untitled
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Lithograph Year: c. 1970s Edition: 21/75 Framed Size: 30" x 24" Sheet Size: 25" x 19" Signed: Signed in pencil
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1970s Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Composition aux formes Géométriques
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Lithograph Title: Composition aux formes Géométriques Year: 1965 Edition: 13/90 Framed Size: 31 1/2" x 23 1/4" Sheet Size: 29 5/8" x 21" Signed: Sign...
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1970s Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

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

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder 1970s lithograph Derrière le miroir (Calder prints)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alexander Calder Lithograph 1973: Lithograph in colors; 11 x 15 inches. Very good overall vintage condition. Unsigned from an edition of unknown. Portfolio: Derrière le miroir Publi...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Woman with Square Umbrella
By Alexander Calder
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A sculpture in wood depicting a woman holding an umbrella. "Woman with Square Umbrella" by Post War artist Alexander Calder is signed underneath, "Calder." "Woman with a Square Umbre...
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1920s Post-War Alexander Calder Art

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Wood

Dancing People - Lithograph - Maeght, 1975
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexandre CALDER Dancing People Lithograph, 1975 On paper 14.5 x 38 cm (c. 5.7 x 14.97 inch) Information : This lithograph was used for the invitation card of a Calder's exhibitio...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

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

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Etching

"Tapestry" Framed Exhibition Poster
By Alexander Calder
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
"Tapestry" Exhibition Poster by the artist ALEXANDER CALDER (American, 1898-1976). The piece measures 20 x 26 inches framed. The print is plate-signed. The date of creation is unknow...
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Late 20th Century Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Derrière le Miroir lithograph (1960s Calder prints)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Original 1960s Alexander Calder lithograph: Dimensions: 15 x 22 inches. Portfolio: Derriere Le Miroir. Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1968. Very good overall vintage conditi...
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1960s Pop Art Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Derrière le Miroir lithograph (1960s Calder prints)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Original 1960s Alexander Calder lithograph: Dimensions: 15 x 22 inches. Portfolio: Derriere Le Miroir. Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1968. Very good overall vintage conditi...
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1960s Pop Art Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Black Lines (from the Our Unfinished Revolution portfolio)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Black Lines (from the Our Unfinished Revolution portfolio) Year: 1975-76 Medium: Lithograph in colors on Arches paper Edition: 175, plus p...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

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

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder, 'Untitled' Guache, 1967
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder's, 'Untitled' work is a beautiful and iconic piece, The playful nature of his choice of shapes and linework is thoroughly reminiscent of his bold style and kinetic e...
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1960s Kinetic Alexander Calder Art

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Paint

Deux Spirales
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Deux Spirales Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph in colors on wove paper Edition: 75, plus proofs Size: 29 x 43.75 inches Condition: Excellent ...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

La Fleur (The Flower)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: La Fleur (The Flower) Year: 1975 Medium: Lithograph in colors on wove paper Edition: 73/90 Size: 22.88 x 30.5 inches Condition: Excellent ...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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ABS, Lithograph

Skybird
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: "Skybird" from The Flying Colors Collection, 1975 for Braniff Airlines Year: 1974 Signed in Plate Dimensions: 20" x 26" This is an original lithogra...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Spirales
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Sheet size: 35 1/8 x 23 3/4 inches Frame dimensions: 36 9/16 x 25 1/4 inches Printer and publisher: Maeght Éditeur, Paris Edition size: 120 + proofs Signed and numbered in pencil...
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1960s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder-Big Prints from Rome-35" x 27.5"-Serigraph-1980-Surrealism
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Serigraph printed on Fabriano Paper, with the Fabriano watermark in the paper, published by the Center for Contemporary Culture in Los Angeles.
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20th Century Alexander Calder Art

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Screen

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

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Lithograph

Acier du Constructeur
By Alexander Calder
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Alexander Calder Acier du Constructeur, 1965 Lithograph 21 7/16 × 29 3/8 in 54.5 × 74.6 cm Edition of 75 Condition: This work is in excellent condition
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1960s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

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

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Lithograph

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