DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 20.5 x 28.3 ins/ 52.1 x 71.9 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Calder’ (lower right) and numbered ‘83/100’ (lower left)
MEDIUM: Lithograph on paper
This striking lithograph by Alexander Calder depicts the Great Pyramids of Giza just outside of Cairo, the vibrant red sun rising in the distance. The pyramids and their surroundings were a theme Calder returned to time and time again. The pared-down palette satisfied the artist’s taste for contrast. Here Calder has used a limited palette of red, white, blue, black and yellow to depict them.