Calder Foundation

Mortar and pestle brooch

Date c. 1955
Media
Silver and steel wire
Dimensions
2 1⁄2" × 3"
Collection
Calder Foundation, New York
Works / Jewelry 112
Related Timeline
1953–1962 Large-scale Developments and Intercontinental Projects

During a yearlong stay in Aix-en-Provence, Calder executed the first group of large-scale outdoor works and concurrently concentrated on painting gouaches. In 1954–55, he visited the Middle East, India, and South America, with trips to Paris in between, resulting in an astonishing output and range of work. Toward the late 1950s, Calder turned his attention to commissions both at home and abroad.