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$ 5,000

Calder's 'Braniff Project' Memorabilia

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 1950-1979
Materials glass, metal, art on paper
W. 12 in; H. 21 in; D. 12 in;
W. 30.48 cm; H. 53.34 cm; D. 30.48 cm;
Condition Good. intentionally well preserved for decades
Creation Date mid-1970s
Number of Pieces 2-3
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 Calder; are hereby
Lamp measurements are shown in 'Dimensions', which follow. The remaining unframed lithograph "South America with Flying Colors" measures 9" x 11.75".
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number 2101 BEEE CSW
Incollect Reference Number 434274
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