Calder Foundation

Medusa

Date 1929
Media
Brass wire
Dimensions
1 1⁄4" × 2 7⁄8" × 2 1⁄2"
Collection
Calder Foundation, New York
Related exhibitions  1
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2008)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Calder Jewelry. 8 December 2008–1 March 2009. Originated from the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Jewelry 112
Related Timeline
1926–1930 Wire Sculpture and the Circus

Soon after moving to Paris in 1926, Calder created his Cirque Calder. Made of wire and a spectrum of found materials, the Cirque was a work of performance art that gained Calder an introduction to the Parisian avant-garde. He continued to explore his invention of wire sculpture, whereby he “drew” with wire in three dimensions the portraits of friends, animals, circus themes, and personalities of the day.