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ALEXANDER CALDER (1898-1976)

 
ALEXANDER CALDER - Compositions with Faces and Forms - ink on paper - 15 1/2 x 23 in. ea. ALEXANDER CALDER - Compositions with Faces and Forms - ink on paper - 15 1/2 x 23 in. ea. ALEXANDER CALDER - Compositions with Faces and Forms - ink on paper - 15 1/2 x 23 in. ea. ALEXANDER CALDER - Compositions with Faces and Forms - ink on paper - 15 1/2 x 23 in. ea. ALEXANDER CALDER - Compositions with Faces and Forms - ink on paper - 15 1/2 x 23 in. ea. ALEXANDER CALDER - Compositions with Faces and Forms - ink on paper - 15 1/2 x 23 in. ea. ALEXANDER CALDER - Compositions with Faces and Forms - ink on paper - 15 1/2 x 23 in. ea. ALEXANDER CALDER - Compositions with Faces and Forms - ink on paper - 15 1/2 x 23 in. ea. ALEXANDER CALDER - Compositions with Faces and Forms - ink on paper - 15 1/2 x 23 in. ea. ALEXANDER CALDER - Compositions with Faces and Forms - ink on paper - 15 1/2 x 23 in. ea.
Compositions with Faces and Forms197015 1/2 x 23 in. ea. ink on paper
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XXe Siecle Publisher, Paris
Private Collection, France,1992
Masterworks Fine Art, Inc.
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