Elisabetta Cipriani – Jewellery by Contemporary Artists invites renowned international sculptors and painters to create exclusive wearable sculptures with the use of precious materials. These pieces are created exclusively for Elisabetta Cipriani in limited series or as unique pieces.
The creative process for these collaborations begins with persuading Elisabetta’s esteemed artists to create one of a kind jewel. These are challenging projects for the artists who welcome the opportunity to experiment with a new artistic medium and are often approaching the realm of jewelry for the first time. They ideate a design which condensate their artistic poetics and then realize a series of sketches for the making of the prototype. Elisabetta and the artists follow very closely the making process, and once the prototype is approved by all the parts, the artists themselves or specialized goldsmiths based in Europe produce the final piece. The ultimate result is an exceptional jewel that encloses the most intimate expression of the artist.
“Wearing artists’ jewelry enhances the individual and completes these extraordinary and unique pieces. Today artists’ jewelry appeals not only to art lovers and jewelry collectors but also to individuals with a desire to wear something exceptional.”
Since 2009 this Mayfair-based gallery is collaborating with numerous acclaimed contemporary artists including Ai Weiwei, Giulio Paolini, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Enrico Castellani, Erwin Wurm, Giorgio Vigna, Jannis Kounellis, Rebecca Horn and Pedro Cabrita Reis.
A selection of the gallery’s collaboration projects can be found today in museums and private collections all over the world, including Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Museum of Art and Design, New York; World Jewellery Museum, Seoul; and The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. In addition, some of the collaboration projects are exhibited as part of the world itinerant exhibition “From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweller”, with the next show being held in March 2018 at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
Elisabetta Cipriani participates at leading at fairs such as Design Miami/Basel in June, Design Miami in December, TEFAF Maastricht in March and will be participating for its first time at MiArt in April 2018.