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Lot 2373
Calder's Circus, Signed Limited Edition Book (and rare VHS tape)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), the book signed by Calder and numbered 7 / 100, published by E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, in association with the Whitney Museum of Art, hardcover with jacket and slipcase (9 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.) (minimal wear to jacket, minor rubbing to slipcase, overall in good estate condition); the video on VHS tape, circa 1980, directed by Carlos Vilardebo and produced by Roland films on art, in original case (good estate condition).

Alexander Calder began creating Cirque Calder in 1926. The work included many pieces utilizing a myriad of materials and mechanized elements that would allow him to present a multi-act "circus." This curious and delightful work was performed by Calder for artist colleagues and friends, including Piet Mondrian, Joan MirĂ³ and Marcel Duchamp.