Lot 48

Alexander Calder

La Grenouille et Cie, Pace/Columbus 1971


Colour offset lithograph
56 × 77 cm (22 × 30.3 inch)

Sold for €50 (post-auction)


Artwork description

Signed bottom right, in print, Calder

Lot Notes

This lot is a poster for a 1971 exhibition dedicated to Alexander Calder's work at the Pace/Columbus gallery in Ohio.

Calder is best known as the inventor of the mobile, a kinetic art installation composed of individual elements that move in response to motor energy or air currents. He has transposed the geometric shapes used in his mobiles to create brightly coloured abstract paintings and prints, in a style that calls to mind Joan Miro or Matisse's paper cutouts. Calder's work has been presented at a number of Pace gallery branches along the years.

This lot comes framed.


Illustration in good condition, defects at the edges

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Alexander Calder

Lawnton, Pennsylvania, USA, 1898 - New York, USA, 1976


Solo (Selection)
  • 1959 - "Alexander Calder, Stabilen, Mobilen", Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (International)
  • 1948 - "Alexander Calder", Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil (International)
  • 1932 - "Calder: ses mobiles", Galerie Vignon, Paris, France (International)
  • 1929 - "Alexander Calder: Paintings, Wood Sculpture, Toys, Wire Sculpture, Jewelry, Textiles", Fifty-Sixth Street Galleries, New York, USA (National)
  • 1928 - "Wire Sculpture by Alexander Calder", Weyhe Gallery, New York, USA (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 1953 - "The Unknown Political Prisoner", Tate Gallery, London, UK (International)
  • 1953 - "12 Peintres et Sculpteurs Américains Contemporains", National Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France (International)
  • 1948 - "Calder, Picasso, Steinwender", Gallery of Modern Art, Basel, Switzerland (International)
  • 1936 - "Cubism and Abstract Art", San Francisco Museum of Art, USA (National)
  • 1934 - Rockefeller Center, New York, USA (National)
  • 1934 - "Modern Works of Art: Fifth Anniversary Exhibition", The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (National)
  • 1930 - "Painting and Sculpture by Living Americans", The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (National)
  • 1929 - "An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by the School of New York", Harvard Society of Contemporary Art, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (National)
  • 1927 - "Salon des Humoristes", La Boétie Gallery, Paris, France (International)
  • 1925 - "New York Society of Independent Artists", Waldorf-Astoria, New York, USA (National)


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