Alexander Calder Color Lithograph Cover for "Derrière le Miroir", 1968
Alexander Calder (American, 1898 – 1976)
Untitled (cover), 1968
Color lithograph on paper; lithograph on paper
Signed in plate to the lower center
Marked “1914” in graphite by unknown hand to the lower center
Cover from Derrière le Miroir, no. 173
Published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris
Alexander Calder was an innovator in Modern art by creating a method of sculpting and wire bending to create “drawings in space.” Calder was an artist who resonated with the Futurists and Constructivists, as well as building blocks of early non objective painting. Calder’s work is represented in the collections of numerous distinguished institutions, including the Art Institute of Chicago; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery, Washington, D. C.; Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland; Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona; and Tate Gallery, London.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- vertical creasing and discoloration down the center of print where the paper has been previously folded; toning and light accretions to print and paper, most visibly at the edges of the sheet; minor cracking to glass covering of frame at the upper right corner; light scratching, scuffing, and accretions to frame.
- measurements of frame; sheet measures approximately 22.0" W x 15.0" H.