American Revolution Bicentennial(411 views)
Description: Hand woven wool tapestry after Calder.
Condition Report: In Excellent Condition
Notes: American Revolution Bicentennial is a hand woven, wool tapestry from the set of 34. Woven at Aubusson circa 1975, it has a woven signature "Calder" lower right. Labeled verso "D'apres Le Carton De Calder Tapisserie Tissee Dar Les Ateliers Pinton © Alexander Calder 1975". Alexander Calder created over 80 stunning designs that were translated into Aubusson tapestries, several are owned by the Whitney Museum and were featured in the 1976 museum retrospective of Calder's work. Tapestries are simultaneously among the most ancient and the most modern of art forms. The word "tapestry" once referred exclusively to the rich fabrics that adorned castles and palaces in the Middle Ages. Now, the term is just as likely to connote modern master weavings byartists from Chagall and Dali to Calder and Motherwell that adorn board rooms and private homes alike. In Aubusson, France, where tapestries have been made since the Middle Ages, ateliers developed modern tapestries with the great artists of the 20th century. Tapestries were sometimes signed by the artists, many are of large scale, and all are limited editions.
Dimensions: 39.25 x 58.5 inches
Artist or Maker: Calder, Alexander
Medium: Hand woven wool tapestry