Calder Foundation

Necklace

Date c. 1937
Media
Silver wire
Dimensions
loop: 14 1⁄2"; breastpiece: 12" × 17"
Collection
Calder Foundation, New York
Historical Photos  2
Related exhibitions  2
Willard Gallery, New York (1940)

Willard Gallery, New York. Calder Jewelry. 3–25 December 1940.

Solo Exhibition
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1943)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Alexander Calder: Sculptures and Constructions. 29 September 1943–16 January 1944.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Jewelry 112
Related Timeline
1937–1945 Public Commissions and the War

In 1937, Calder completed Devil Fish, his first stabile enlarged from a model. He received two important commissions: Mercury Fountain (1937) and Lobster Trap and Fish Tail (1939). His first retrospective was held in 1938 at the George Walter Vincent Smith Gallery in Springfield, Massachusetts, followed by another in 1943 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.