Objects of Desire
Objects Alexander Calder, Untitled [Red Cloud] (1970), lithograph
Drawings in space. Primarily known for his mobile sculptures – iconic all over the world – Alexander Calder captures that same energy of lightness and colour in lithographs and prints created throughout his career. Echoing the cut-outs from Matisse’s ‘painting with scissors’ phase, ‘Red Cloud’ – though completed in 1970 – is a deeply modernist celebration of shape and form. Though such examples of Calder’s oeuvre are lesser known than his kinetic works, they sing just as brightly – and are (for the moment) a fraction of the price.
‘Red Cloud’ is currently on offer with Phillips’ Editions & Works on Paper sale, ending 20 April.