Alexander Calder

Art in Metal: The Modernist Jewelry of Greenwich Village’s Art Smith


Joel and Ethan Cohen’s movie that is in theaters now, Inside Llewyn Davis, sets much of its story around the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. From 1946-1979, over on 140 West Fourth Street, the African-American jewelry designer, Art Smith (American, born in Cuba, 1917-1982), fashioned modernist pieces from simple metals that achieved new expressions in shape and form.
bracelet, earrings, Art Smith, Alexander Calder, Jean Arp, Duke Ellington, Greewich Village, Margot Gayle, Eleanor Roosevelt