12/15/08 | Alexander Calder Exhibit
If you happen to be in the New York area, you might be interested in checking out the current Alexander Calder exhibit which features some of his wire jewelry.
Calder was a world famous modern designer, probably most famous for his “mobiles” and other innovative works of art. (Actually, he was the one who CREATED what we know as the mobile - it didn’t exist before him). He wasn’t known for creating metal jewelry like this, however, and many of the works were actually made for friends as gifts. They’re truly wonderful, however, and I think a lot of jewelry makers could take inspiration from his designs.
The exhibit actually originated at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida. I’m hoping it’ll come take a turn in California, if it hasn’t already.
View: review of the NY Show