Alexander Calder's playful lithograph, Friendship Rings, was designed in 1974 under an unusual and historic partnership with the Dallas based Braniff Airlines. Braniff had hired the artist to paint their fleet of Boeing 727s and used Calder's effervescent creations in a series of advertisements. Among the lithographs Braniff also published for promotion, Friendship Rings was in The Flying Colors suite, has a blindstamp on the lower right in the shape of and airplane, and is signed with Calder's initials in the plate. This example is in excellent condition with fresh, vibrant colors.
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