Art Smith (American, born in Cuba, 1917–1982)
Object Place: New York, New York
Overall: 27.6 x 16.5 x 1.9 cm (10 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
C-shaped silver necklace with three boomerang-shaped elements each with a pierced oval opening, two are suspended below from hoop links, one is stationary.
Like the mobiles made by his contemporary, sculptor Alexander Calder, Smith’s jewelry often included freely moving parts, like the dangling boomerang shapes on this neckpiece. Smith was intrigued by movement of jewelry in relation to the movements of the wearer’s body, and believed that his jewelry was not entirely complete except when worn.
Gansevoort Gallery; Daphne Farago, January 27, 1988 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.
The Daphne Farago Collection
Reproduced with permission.