"Untitled (Wire Figure)" Original Screenprint after Alexander Calder, c. 1970

Alexander Calder (France, 20th Century)

"Untitled (Wire Figure)" Original Screenprint after Alexander Calder, c. 1970

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An original screenprint after American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) titled "Untitled (Wire Figure)", c. 1970. Signed in the plate lower right "Calder 44". This screenprint is after Calder's original gouache painting made in 1944. At bottom left: "Calder gouache 1944 / galerie Beyeler. Editions des Nouvelles Images / 45200 Lombreuil / France serigraphie M 37 © ADAGP / printed in France". Framed in a contemporary black moulding. Framed size: 27" x 19". Sheet size: 25.25" x 17.25". Excellent condition.

In June 1936, Calder moved to Paris were he made his first wire sculptures. Calder created a miniature circus in his studio; the animals, clowns and tumblers were made of wire and animated by hand. Many of his prints, such as this, depict these wiry figures.

Alexander Calder was born on July 22, 1898 in Lawnton, Pa. He attended the Art Students League, where he was influenced by artists of the Ash Can school. In 1926 he moved to Paris and developed his miniature circus. He is best known as the inventor of the mobile. His art was recognized with many large-scale exhibitions. He died in 1976.

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 27 in | WIDTH: 19 in

Origin France
Category Screenprints
Circa1970
Period 20th Century
ConditionExcellent

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