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Crags Et Critters 2, 1975

From the series Derrière le Miroir


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38.1 x 27.9 cm
15.00 x 11 in







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Single Folio as Published
Original Lithograph on Vélin de Rives paper
From the Original limited edition of Derriere Le Mirior No. 212.
Created, Printed and Published in France in 1975.

Certificate of authenticity included.

Publisher: Maeght Editeur, Paris
Provenance: Acquired directly from the publisher.

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What is Derriere Le Mirior?

Aimé Maeght (1906–1981), founder of the famed Galerie Maeght in Paris (pronounced mahg), transformed the sale and promotion of modern art in post-war France. Among his innovations, he made fine print and book publishing an important artistic and promotional feature among the artists he represented. In 1946, the Galerie published the first volume of Derrière le miroir (Behind the Mirror), a beautifully designed modern art periodical that accompanied each of the Galerie’s exhibitions and included original prints, usually lithographs, by featured artists. Over the next thirty-five years, the Galerie produced 253 issues of Derrière le miroir. In addition to the fine prints, the publication included essays, poetry, and art criticism by leading contemporary writers. The issues were produced by Aimé and his son Adrien, both accomplished lithographers. As Adrien’s daughter, Yoyo recalls: "It was too difficult at the time to take photos to illustrate the works in the show, in any case, the paintings were often not finished two days before the exhibition. What my father wanted was to preserve the memory of the exhibition. An original lithograph is not a reproduction of a drawing or a painting. Even if it is small, you retain “le geste”—the movement of the hand of the artist—at the right scale, even if it is very simple. It is better than the reproduction of a painting in a book". The artists all loved this idea because they could create something. Aimé and Adrien worked with the finest graphic workshops in France, including Imprimeurs Mourlot, to produce the early issues of Derrière le miroir. However, father and son soon recognized the advantages of working directly with the artists. Eventually they established their own printmaking studio where they would collaborate with the artists for the prints in Derrière le miroir and other book projects. Yoyo adds: “The artists used to go into my father’s printmaking studio and do whatever they wanted. There was no mock-up, no approval from my grandfather. My father printed them and my grandfather gave them complete authority. [The prints are] a direct record of what they were doing at that moment, with no filter. And all 253 issues are original creations: the layout, the way the paper is folded, the way it is printed—sometimes in relief, sometimes on glossy paper, sometimes with the text in the middle of a drawing, sometimes a very simple page with only one word. For each exhibition, copies always arrived just a few hours before the opening. Everyone in the gallery—even my grandfather—saw the issue for the first time then!”

About the Artists

1898 Lawnton, United States

Alexander Calder was born in Philadelphia in 1898 and died in New York in 1976.

Alexander Calder best known for his innovation of the mobile suspended sheet metal and wire assemblies that are activated in space by air currents.

Visually fascinating and emotionally engaging, those sculptures — along with his monumental outdoor bolted sheet metal stabiles, which only imply movement— make Calder one of the most-recognizable and beloved modern artists.

He also made a smaller number of sculptures in the more-traditional materials of wood and bronze and did paintings, mostly in gouache, as well as drawings, including illustrations for books, and prints, and was an inventive designer of jewellery.

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