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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Modern jewelry: Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder is best known for his mobiles, but he also designed as many as 1800 pieces of jewelry for his family and friends. When he was a child, he started making jewelry for his sister's dolls, using wire he found in the streets. By the late 1930s and 1940s, he was creating jewelry reminiscent of his sculptures in form and movement.

Calder made no effort to mass produce his jewelry designs. Instead, he made them as expressions of art and his love for the recipient. When these pieces are auctioned today, they bring incredibly high prices.

From lecabinetdecuriosite.com
All images from calder.org


Belt

Bracelet

Hair comb

Ring

Necklace

Belt

Necklace

Necklace

Ring

2 comments:

  1. Super post! Perhaps you have seen this bit of news from 2013--a necklace found in Philadelphia flea market for $15... (later sold at Sotheby's for $220,000): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/flea-market-calder_n_3762896.html. Pretty cool!

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    1. What a find! If only we could all be that lucky!

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