Alexander Calder, Parasite, 1947.  © 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

These Hypermobile Earrings Are Like Calders You Can Actually Collect

Five fall earrings for those of us who like our modernist sculptures on our earlobes.

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Oct 23 2017, 7:02pm

Alexander Calder, Parasite, 1947.  © 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Today is the last day to catch the major retrospective, Calder: Hypermobility, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Largely made up of the artist's standing and hanging mobiles, the exhibition presented the opportunity to see the rare, kinetic works in motion, activated as they were intended, orbiting around each other like minor solar systems.

To experience an Alexander Calder mobile move is also to bear witness to a weird, tiny symphony— percussive and full of energy, announcing its presence in a series of clinks, clanks, and rattles. If you didn't get the chance to see the show, however, find comfort in the fact that the artist, who made jewelry himself, has inspired a number of contemporary designers this season: Juan Carlos Obando, Anissa Kermiche, and Aurlie Bidermann among them.

For Fall, the message is clear: embrace the performative nature of a door-knocker or dangling chandelier. Opt for the kind of accessory that jingles with a jaunty stride.

Anissa Kermiche x Rejina Pyo, Mobil Rouge, £235. Photo: Courtesy of Anissa Kermiche

Juan Carlos Obando, Madrid Earring. $350. Photo: Courtesy of Juan Carlos Obando.

Aurélie Bidermann, Sirocco Pearl Earrings, $570. Photo: Courtesy of Aurélie Bidermann.

Annie Costello Brown, Mini Arc Drop Chandelier, $248. Photo: Courtesy of Annie Costello Brown.
Anissa Kermiche x Rejina Pyo, Kinetic Perle, £235. Photo: Courtesy of Anissa Kermiche.