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Lithograph on wove paper by artist Alexander Calder titled Sala Gaspar Barcelona Setembre 1973. This is an original lithograph of the original exhibition poster. The unframed dimensions are approx 29 x 22. An in-house certificate of authenticity is provided; guaranteed as described.

Joan Gaspar Sr. met Calder at Joan MirÌ_'s house, who has been a tie between the American artist and the gallery. Joan Gaspar remembered Calder: ‰Û_ he was a funny man, full of humanity, who moved from the United States to Europe, to France, where he was able to work better and also because he was in love with the French wine. The sculpture was what was moving him. Between his first works there is a circus done with wire, mobile, which we exhibited at gallery and now it is in the Whitney Museum of New York, a delight. Calder was doing circus representations for friends. He was moving figures and was doing screams of every animal. A magnificent video was done with music but always Calder was who was doing explanations and movements of actors and animals.

Alexander Calder (1898-1976)American artist Alexander Calder redefined sculpture by introducing the element of movement, first though performances of his mechanical Calder's Circus and later with motorized works, and, finally, with hanging works called "mobiles." In addition to his abstract mobiles, Calder also created static sculptures, called "stabiles," as well as paintings, jewelry, theater sets, and costumes.

The influence of the sweeping linear gestures in Calder's mobiles can be seen in the work of Abstract Expressionists Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning and the later Jackson Pollock works. The mobile introduced the elements of movement and of random chance composition into sculpture, setting the stage for experiments with the kinetic art of George Rickey and music and dance composed by chance operations of John Cage and Merce Cunningham.

Condition

This beautiful work is in excellent age appropriate condition. This piece does not come framed. L&K Designs Art, Inc. may have your artwork professionally framed at a discounted price.

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$700.00

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Alexander Calder - Sala Gaspar Barcelona

Estimate $1,300 - $1,500Sep 25, 2018