Sunday, December 07, 2008

Exhibits and Auctions of Interest - Calder Jewelry and Fashion Photos

The Jealous Husband necklace made of brass wire
circa 1949, worn by actress Angelica Huston.

Opening Tuesday, December 9 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is an exhibit of jewelry by famed artist Alexander Calder. While Calder is best known for his mobiles, he also produced about 1800 unique pieces of brass, silver, and gold jewelry. The exhibit will feature about 90 pieces, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, and tiaras. The exhibit runs through March 1, 2009.

A Calder gold and steel wire brooch circa 1958.

Want to own your own piece of Calder jewelry? Head over to Doyle New York on Wednesday, December 10 for their auction of important estate jewelry. Included will be this 1940 Calder sterling silver bracelet with a pre-auction estimate of $25,000-35,000.

Or how about this vintage Tiffany gold, green enamel and diamond brooch with a pre-auction estimate of $2,000-3,000.

The complete auction catalog is available to view at

Irving Penn's photo Lisa Fonssagrives wearing
Rochas for Vogue, 1950

An incredible collection of original photographs including many high fashion images will be auctioned at Christies, New York on December 16 and 17. Here is just a taste of what will be available.

Arthur Elgort's photo of Linda Evangelista
for French Vogue, 1989

More on this incredible auction tomorrow!