Calder Foundation

Choker

Date c. 1948
Media
Gold wire
Dimensions
1 1⁄2" × 4 5⁄8" × 4 5⁄8"
Collection
Private Collection
Works / Jewelry 112
Related Timeline
1946–1952 International Distinction

Calder had a major show in 1946 at Galerie Louis Carré in Paris for which Jean-Paul Sartre wrote a seminal essay. He designed sets and costumes for a number of theatrical performances and designed a huge acoustic ceiling for the Aula Magna auditorium at Universidad Central de Venezuela. In 1952, Calder represented the United States at the Venice Biennale, winning the grand prize for sculpture.