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Necklace (The Jealous Husband)

Artist:
Alexander Calder (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1898–1976 New York)
Date:
1940
Medium:
Brass wire
Dimensions:
14 1/2 x 17 x 12 3/4 in. (36.8 x 43.2 x 32.4 cm)
Classification:
Jewelry
Credit Line:
The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection, Gift of Muriel Kallis Newman, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.32.6
Not on view
During his lifetime, Calder created 1,800 pieces of jewelry, most between 1933 and 1952. Many were made for family members or friends and given away on special occasions. This necklace was made by hammering brass wire into flat strips and then fashioning them into a decorative linear design that relates directly to his early wire portraits.
The artist; Klaus Perls Galleries, NY (inventory no. J235); Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman, Chicago (purchased from Perls, May 23, 1968); MMA.

West Palm Beach. Norton Museum of Art. "Calder Jewelry," February 23–June 15, 2008, nos. 172–76.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Calder Jewelry," July 12–October 19, 2008, nos. 172–76.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Calder Jewelry," December 8, 2008–March 1, 2009, nos. 172–76.

Dublin. Irish Museum of Modern Art. "Calder Jewelry," March 31–June 22, 2009, nos. 172–76.

San Diego Museum of Art. "Calder Jewelry," July 18, 2009–January 4, 2010, nos. 172–76.

Grand Rapids Art Museum. "Calder Jewelry," January 29–April 18, 2010, nos. 172–76.

Barcelona. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC). "Joyas de artista. Del modernismo a la vanguardia," October 27, 2010–February 13, 2011, no. 295.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900–Present, Part II," May 23, 2011–July 1, 2012.

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