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Alexander Calder Art

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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The Palm Tree
By Alexander Calder
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Alexander Calder. "The Palm Tree" is an oil on canvas painting executed in a bright palette primarily of blues, red, yellow, orange and black and depicting an abstracte...
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1940s Post-War Alexander Calder Art

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Constantin Tacou
By Alexander Calder
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed aquatint on Richard de Bas handmade paper by American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) titled "Portrait of Constantin Tacou", 1974. Hand pencil signed by Calder...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Etching, Aquatint

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

Black Pyramids
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Black Pyramids Date: 1970 Lithograph in colors Dimensions: 22.75 x 30.75 inches Signed and numbered 5/100 in pencil
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Composition by ALEXANDER CALDER - Gouache, Abstract, Contemporary
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
Composition by ALEXANDER CALDER (1898 - 1976) Gouache on paper 57 x 77 cm (22 ½ x 30 ¼ inches) Signed, dated and dedicated lower left, à Marie Paule et Jean Leymarie Calder 69 Prov...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Gouache

Alexander Calder, Spirals
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Sprials Lithograph, 1970 Handsigned by the artist in pencil Artist's proof aside from the edition of 100 50.00 cm. x 35.00 cm. 19.69 in. x 13.78 in. (paper) 37.00 cm. x 28.00 cm. ...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Spirales
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
First release lithograph titled Spirales by Alexander Calder, plate signed, not numbered. Artwork is available for viewing Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm in our warehouse. Additional p...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Spirales
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
First release lithograph titled Spirales by Alexander Calder, plate signed, not numbered. Artwork is available for viewing Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm in our warehouse. Additional p...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Vintage 1970s Alexander Calder poster (Calder prints)
By 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 Dimens...
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1970s Contemporary Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Tribute to the Victims - Lithograph, 1967
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexandre Calder (1898 - 1976) Tribute to the Victims, 1967 Lithograph on offset background (Arte atelier) Printed signature in the plate On paper 75 x 44.5 cm (c. 29.5 x 17.3 inch)...
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1960s American Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Spirales
By Alexander Calder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
First release lithograph titled Spirales by Alexander Calder, plate signed, not numbered. Artwork is available for viewing Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm in our warehouse. Additional p...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Yellow and Red Abstract Lithograph 6/25
By Alexander Calder
Located in Houston, TX
Abstract lithograph print that includes a red geometric shape and a black organic form on top of a yellow background. The print includes the edition and is signed by the artist. The ...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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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 Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

The Onion-Lithograph from Derriere Le Miroir
By Alexander Calder
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
The Onion-Lithograph from Derriere Le Miroir. The print measures 15 x 11 inches and is unframed. The print is unsigned, and it is unnumbered from an edition of unknown, but presumabl...
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1960s Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Spirale, ALEXANDER CALDER - Abstract, Modern, Geometric, Red, Blue, Black
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
Gouache and ink on paper 75 x 110 cm (29 ½ x 43 ¼ inches) Signed and dated lower right, Calder 1969 Dedicated lower middle and lower right à Anne – Marie with an illustration of a ha...
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1960s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Ink, Gouache

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

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

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

Blue Sun -- Print, Lithorgaph, Abstract by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
ALEXANDER CALDER Blue Sun, 1971 Lithograph in colours, on Arches wove paper Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 150 From Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness Printed by Sho...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Derrière le Miroir No. 156 (Circus 4 - Les Gueules Degoulinantes)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original lithograph on smooth wove paper by American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) titled "Derrière le Miroir No. 156 (Circus 4 - Les Gueules Degoulinantes)", 1966. With ce...
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1960s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

The Three Eggs
By Alexander Calder
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original lithograph in color. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower margin. A superb impression of this large lithograph. Published by Maeght, Paris. Sheet Size: 29 3/8 x 43 1/4 in...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

The Large Pyramids
By Alexander Calder
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original lithograph in color. Signed and inscribed "EA" in pencil, lower margin. A fine artist's proof impression of this large lithograph with strong colors; aside from the edit...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Plate 4, from Derriere Le Miroir #173
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 4) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 4) Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Ye...
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1960s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Derrière le Miroir lithograph (1970s Calder prints)
By Alexander Calder
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Lithograph Portfolio: Derriere Le Miroir. Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1973 Year: 1973 Edition: Unnumbered from an edition of unknown, but pr...
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1960s Pop Art Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Plumbings II - Alexander Calder, modern, american, illustration, design
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Plumbings II 1973 gouache and ink on paper 74.9 x 109.9 cm signed and dated ‘Calder 73’ (lower right) Price: $145,000 USD + 5% import VAT (within Europe...
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1970s American Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Paper, Ink, Gouache

La Memoire Elementaire, Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder, (American, 1898-1976) La Memoire Elementaire, 1978 Hand-Signed Artist's Proofs aside from the Edition of 100 plus 50 in Roman numerals Published by Editions de la D...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Untitled from Derriere le Miroir #156 (Plate 6)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #156 (Plate 6) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Lithograph Title: Untitled Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #156 Year: 1966 Edition: Unnumbered from ...
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1960s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Untitled, from Derriere le Miroir #173
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: lithograph Title: Untitled from Derriere le Miroir #173 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Year: 1968 Edition: Unnumbered from an edition of unknown,...
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1960s Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

The S and the O Le S et le O - American Abstract
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
ALEXANDER CALDER 1898-1976 Lawnton, Pennsylvania 1898 - 1976 New York (American) Title: The S and the O Le S et le O, 1969 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph...
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1960s Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

The Waves Les Vagues - Tapestry American Kinetic Art
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
ALEXANDER CALDER 1898-1976 Lawnton, Pennsylvania 1898 - 1976 New York (American) Title: The Waves Les Vagues, 1975 Technique: Hand Woven Wool Tapestry (Aubusson) Hand Signed and S...
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1970s Alexander Calder Art

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Tapestry, Wool

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

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Lithograph

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

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Lithograph

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

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Lithograph

Beastie (Flying Colors Collection)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Title: Beastie (Flying Colors Collection) Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Size: 20 x 26 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: P...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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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 Like most DLM a...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder - Composition - Original Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alexander Calder - Original Lithograph - Composition Colorful Abstraction 1972 XXe Siecle Dimensions: 32 x 24 Edition: G. di San Lazzaro. Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976) The America...
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1960s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Untitled
By Alexander Calder
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Presented by 'David Benrimon Fine Art' for Market Art & Design Gouache and ink on paper Ref: 1006
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Gouache

Appearing Orbs
By Alexander Calder
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Presented by 'David Benrimon Fine Art' for Market Art & Design Gouache and ink on paper Ref: 1006
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Gouache

Untitled
By Alexander Calder
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Presented by 'Eckert Fine Art' for Market Art & Design oil on canvas Ref: 1009
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1940s Post-War Alexander Calder Art

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Oil

Untitled (For Braniff Airlines)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique original gouache and ink painting on paper by Alexander Calder, created circa 1973. In 1973, Braniff International Airways commissioned Calder to use three fl...
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1970s Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Gouache, Ink

Affichestes
By Alexander Calder
Located in Kansas City, MO
Artist : Alexander Calder Title : "Affichestes" Materials : Lithograph Date : 1965-1975 Dimensions : With frame - 25.75" x 31.75"; Without frame - 19" x 24.5" Description : Edition 4...
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1970s Pop Art Alexander Calder Art

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Color, Lithograph

Bull and Circles, from: Poems to Watch Poemas para Mirar
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
ALEXANDER CALDER 1898-1976 Lawnton, Pennsylvania 1898 - 1976 New York (American) Title: Bull and Circles, from: Poems to Watch Poemas para Mirar, 1975 Technique: Original Hand Si...
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1970s Post-Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

The S and the O Le S et le O
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
ALEXANDER CALDER 1898-1976 Lawnton, Pennsylvania 1898 - 1976 New York (American) Title: The S and the O Le S et le O, 1969 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Homage to Joan Prats Homenatge a Joan Prats
By Alexander Calder
Located in London, GB
ALEXANDER CALDER 1898-1976 Lawnton, Pennsylvania 1898 - 1976 New York (American) Title: Homage to Joan Prats Homenatge a Joan Prats, 1965 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numb...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

TAUREAU AVEC SPIRALE ROUGE
By Alexander Calder
Located in Aventura, FL
Color lithograph. From Poemas Para Mirar portfolio. Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Printed by Maeght and Mourlot, Paris. Published by Editart D. Blanco, Ginebra. Edition o...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Derriere Le Miroir No. 201
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Derriere Le Miroir No. 201 A double page lithograph from the Derriere le Miroir No. 201 publication. With vertical fold in the middle, as published. ...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #190, Front Cover
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Derriere le Miroir #180, Front Cover Year: 1971 Dimensions: 15" x 11" Published by Maeght Editeur Excellent condition
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1960s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Derriere Le Miroir No. 173 Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Derriere Le Miroir No. 173 Lithograph A double page lithograph from the Derriere le Miroir No. 173 publication. With vertical fold in the middle, as ...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Derriere Le Miroir No. 190 Spirals
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Derriere Le Miroir No. 190 Lithograph, Spirals A double page lithograph from the Derriere le Miroir No. 1190 publication. With vertical fold in the m...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Derriere Le Miroir No. 190
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Derriere Le Miroir No. 160 (page 9) Year: 1971 Dimensions: 15" x 11" Published by Maeght Editeur Excellent condition
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Derriere Le Miroir No. 190
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Derriere Le Miroir No. 160 (page 4) Year: 1971 Dimensions: 15" x 11" Published by Maeght Editeur Excellent condition
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Landscape
By Alexander Calder
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Alexander Calder Title: Landscape Date: 1975 Lithograph in colors Dimensions: 30.25 x 44 inches Signed and numbered 88/150 in pencil Published by Transworld Art, New York. ...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Plate 5 from the Portfolio Derriere le Miroir #212
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Plate 5 (Derriere le Miroir # 212) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph in colors Title: Plate 5 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #212 Year: 1975 Editio...
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1970s Post-Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Plate 1, from Derriere Le Miroir #173
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 1) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #173 (Plate 1) Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Ye...
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1960s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Card Players (Derriere le Miroir # 212)
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Card Players (Derriere le Miroir # 212) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph in colors Title: Card Players Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #212 Year: 1...
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1970s Post-Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Cover Derriere le Miroir #201
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Cover (Derriere le Miroir #201) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Cover Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #201 Year: 1973 Edition: Unnumbered F...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Derriere le Miroir #221
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir #221 Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Derriere le Miroir #221 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #221 Year: 1976 Framed Size...
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1970s Abstract Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

Cover Derriere le Miroir #173
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Cover (Derriere le Miroir #173) Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph Title: Cover Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #173 Year: 1968 Edition: Unnumbered F...
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1960s Post-Modern Alexander Calder Art

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Lithograph

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