Monday, May 28, 2018

Jewellery by Artists at MAD

John and I have had a great time at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) this trip to Paris. One of the cool shows on view is From Calder to Koons, Jewellery by Artists which showcases the collection of Diane Venet. Let's have a peek at some of the pieces in the exhibition.
 Pablo Picasso; Pendant, Le  Grand Faun, 1973 in gold
 Jean Arp's Spade, a pendant/brooch, 1967
 Alexander Calder, Seven Spirals collar, ca 1940 -- leather, gold and bronze
 Louise Nevelson's pair of unique earrings, 1966.  Painted wood
Ellipse bracelet, 1967, by Lucio Fontana
 Man Ray, Pendant necklace La Jolie, 1970 (designed in 1961) in gold and lapis-lazuli
 Roberto Matta's necklace in gold and pearls (one of a kind piece)
A necklace assemblage, 1975 -- recognizably by Niki de Saint Phalle
Another Niki de Saint Phalle --  Pendant/brooch, L'Oeil, 1991, in gold and enamel
 This pendant-brooch Flamenco was designed by Sonia Delaunay in 1930 and produced in 1979.  Gold and polychrome lacquer
 Roy Lichtenstein's brooch/pendant Modern Head, 1968 -- enamel on metal (limited edition)
 Arman's  Inclusion, pendant, 1972 -- pieces of watches in polyester resin
 I personally love this ring by Sandro Chia 2012 (gold, onyx, enamel)
 Louise Bourgeois, Gold Spider Brooch, 1996
 Or how about a John Chamberlain Brooch, 1998, in paint and aluminum?
  Who could resist Erwin Wurm's Cucumber brooch, 2014 in silver and sapphires (an edition of 10)?
Well, let's end our little selection from the exhibition with Hiroshi Sugimoto's Eyeglasses, Oculist Witness, 2015 in silver with 7 pairs of tinted glass. Fun stuff!
This exhibition is on until July 8th

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