Thursday, 20 January 2011

CALDER: Online Exhibition

"Calder produced more than 1,800 pieces of jewellery, beginning in 1906 when he found copper wire discarded in the street and adorned his sister’s dolls. Each piece is hammered, shaped, and composed in a fashion that echoes the artist’s sculptures. The use of non-precious materials and found objects guided his intuitive jewellery technique, from his bohemian years of the 1920s and 1930s to the war years. His jewellery was coveted by the Surrealist circle, and today is still highly sought after by collectors and museums."