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In 1972, Dallas based Braniff International Airways commissioned Alexander Calder to paint a full-size Douglas DC-8-62 airliner as a "flying canvas." Models of the aircraft were sent to Calder at his studio in France in November of 1972, and work commenced. Braniff announced the Calder collaboration to the public on June 4, 1973.


This lithograph is one from a set of six comprising The Flying Colors Collection commemorating this historic project which created a piece of artwork that was seen by more people than have looked at any other single work of art in the 20th century.

Alexander Calder Sky Swirls 1974

SKU: 0014
  • Title: Sky Swirl

    Artist: Alexander Calder

    Medium: Lithographs in colors on Arches paper

    Size: 66x50.8cm

    Condition: Excellent

    Signature: Printed Signature in image 

    Certificate of Authenticity: Included

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