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Lot 97: ALEXANDER CALDER Three Elephants.
15 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Color lithograph, 1975. 555x755 mm; 22x29 7/8 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed and numbered 17/175 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression with strong colors.
During the spring of 1925, Calder spent two weeks in New York illustrating the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and during the winter of 1925 sketched the Sarasota, Florida, training camp of the Ringling Circus. Subsequently, in Paris in 1936 he deveolped the Cirque Calder. His career-long interest in the circus continued to the later graphic works.