Pin

  • Alexander Calder, Pin, n.d., metal: brass/gilded, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Calder, 1968.7.1

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Alexander Calder made numerous pieces of jewelry throughout his career, including an engagement ring for his wife, Louisa. He was one of the first artist-jewelers to experiment with ordinary metals and stones during the 1930s, and would often include copper wire, glass, or leather in his spiraling designs.

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“The sun shone on [Calder’s] life. What he seemed to want most was to see or hear something delightful . . . His hands were so deft and unhesitatingly sure. He seemed more like someone at play than an artist.” Arthur Miller, playwright, Smithsonian 32, May 2001

Title
Pin
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
length: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Calder

Mediums Description
metal: brass/gilded
Classifications
Object Number
1968.7.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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