1023 Main Street South Woodbury, CT 06798 , United States Call Seller 203.263.2211


Calder's 'Braniff Project' Memorabilia

$ 3,750
  • Description
    Advertising executive George Stanley Gordon approached famed artist Alexander Calder and brought him to Braniff International Airways Chairman Harding Lawrence with a proposal for Calder to paint Braniff jet airliners as what would become the world's first flying artwork. Calder's designs for the plane exteriors were presented as multicolored gouaches. The single remaining prototype lamp from George Stanley Gordon's estate contents, along with a remaining lithograph personally signed by Alexander Calder; are hereby offered.
    Lamp measurements are shown in 'Dimensions', which follow. The remaining unframed lithograph "South America with Flying Colors" measures 9" x 11.75".
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: glass, metal, art on paper
    Condition: Good. intentionally well preserved for decades
    Creation Date: mid-1970s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 2101 BEEE CSW
    Incollect Reference #: 434274
  • Dimensions
    W. 12 in; H. 21 in; D. 12 in;
    W. 30.48 cm; H. 53.34 cm; D. 30.48 cm;
Message from Seller:

Period furniture and decoration spanning four centuries and three continents, galleried in a 1754 National Register of Historic Places house in Woodbury; Connecticut's long established "Antiques Capital”. Five decades of antiques collecting experience in a succession of Historic Register homes in Virginia, New York, and Connecticut; and a 1901 beaux arts building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.

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