The Dancer (Earrings)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
The Dancer brooch and earrings were inspired by a photograph by Barbara Morgan of the dancer Martha Graham performing in Letters to the World in 1941. A free-flowing silhouette, the brooch was cut from a sheet of silver. Wiener said of this piece, “Even in doing literal translations, it was important to move into abstraction and evolve a secondary level of recognition.”
on reverse of each earing: ED WEINER/STERLING
Gift of Michele Wiener Caplan
Ed Wiener (American, 1918-1991). The Dancer (Earrings), ca. 1947. Silver, a & b: 1 x 3/4 in. (2.5 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Michele Wiener Caplan, 1995.192.2a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1995.192.2a-b_PS9.jpg)
overall, 1995.192.2a-b_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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