A collaboration between Louisa Guinness; the Louisa Guinness Gallery, London; and Tiffany Dubin of Sotheby’s, the exhibition presents more than 80 pieces of jewelry—many unique or part of a limited edition.
In addition to offering creations by celebrated mid-20th-century artists, the show includes jewelry that Guinness has commissioned over the years from artists working today—names such as Anish Kapoor (his rings are like reflecting pools), Mariko Mori (her pieces contain the serenity and mystery of her installation works), Jeff Koons (remember the bunny rabbit?), and Sophia Vari, whose commanding works are especially modern.
“What I’ve tried to do,” Guinness explains, “is to raise awareness that contemporary artists’ jewelry is a genre. These are pieces for a new type of collector—a collector of artists’ jewelry, people who love bold or interesting jewelry.”
As she points out, “Some people would like a Picasso on their walls. Others prefer to wear one.”
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