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Alexander Calder

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Earrings for Peggy Guggenheim, ca. 1938
Brass and silver wire, 7.6 x 15.9 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Venice
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Venice
Acquired with funds provided by The Hazen Polsky Foundation, Mimi L-J. Howe, Benjamin B. Rauch, and other anonymous donors, 2011
2011.30
© 2014 Calder Foundation, New York / SIAE, Rome, all rights reserved. CALDER ® is a registered trademark of Calder Foundation, NY.


These brass earrings are spiky miniature mobiles. In 1942 Peggy Guggenheim wore one earring by Calder and one by Tanguy at the opening of her West 57th Street museum-gallery, Art of This Century, to demonstrate her equal loyalty to Surrealist and abstract art, examples of which she displayed in separate galleries.

credits: Hangar Design Group