Calder Foundation

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Date 1976
Media
Lithograph
Dimensions
30" × 22"
Publisher
Included in Our Unfinished Revolution. Text by Leonard Boudin. Portfolio of 10 lithographs by Calder. New York: Alba Editions, 1976. Published by Alba Editions, Inc., to aid the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee.
Printer
Printed by Mourlot, Paris
Edition size
Edition of 175 on Arches, signed and numbered / Offset edition of 2500, signed on the stone
Works / Print 65
Related Timeline
1963–1976 Monumental Works

In 1963, Calder completed construction of a large studio overlooking the Indre Valley. With the assistance of a full-scale, industrial ironworks, he began to fabricate his monumental works in France and devoted much of his later working years to public commissions. Calder died in New York in 1976 at the age of seventy-eight.