About the Artist
Alexander Calder (1898–1976) is best known for his large, colorful sculpture, which incorporate elements of humor and chance into elegantly engineered structures. In the early 1930s, inspired by the color and composition of Piet Mondrian's work, Calder created his breakthrough mobiles. At first these abstract sculptures were motorized; later, Calder modified his design to allow free-floating movement, powered only by air currents. These signature works incorporated Calder's interests in physics, astronomy, and kinetics, and above all, his sense of play.
Take home this poster reproduction of Alexander Calder's Untitled (1963), a color lithograph in the National Gallery of Art permanent collection. Calder's aesthetic embraced form and color, conveying a sense of humor and play.
- 20 x 24 inches (image: 15.5 x 20 inches)