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Christie's, October 14, 2015





Gavin Turk, Ceremonial Biscuit, Large, 2014. 18k gold. 6.5 cm x 0.5 cm. Courtesy of Louisa Guinness Gallery , PAD London 2015


Opened in 2003, Louisa Guinness’ eponymous London gallery fast became known as the capital’s leading exhibitor of artist’s jewellery, with works by 20th century masters — including Picasso, Calder, and Man Ray — presented alongside pieces by contemporary artists including Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Sam Taylor-Wood.


This year, artist Gavin Turk lends the gallery’s PAD exhibition a touch of British quirk, capturing the nation’s favourite biscuits in 18 carat gold. Highlights include Ceremonial Biscuit, a life size solid gold cast of a Rich Tea, intended as a clichéd emblem of a tea-drinking nation