Kendell Geers Stella Maris (Mater Facit), 2011 silver rose gold plated nipple necklace varying dimensions edition of 10 signed and numbered The 2011 collaboration between Kendell Geers and Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery resulted in three different iconic pieces that convey the characteristic intensity of the artist’s works. Stella Maris (Mater Facit) is a necklace composed from female nipples, mounted in the traditional way of a bead necklace with an invisible clasp made of a bigger nipple.
Fausto Melotti Grata, 1978 18kt pink gold and 10 corals brooch/pendant 6 x 3 x 1.5 cm edition of 7/8 + 4 AP Inspired by his engineering and music studies, Melotti’s abstract sculptures had an immaterial, rhythmic and intellectual effect on its viewers: a mixture of nature, geometry and music delicately expressed in gold and corals.
Erwin Wurm Cucumber, 2014 Silver necklace with sapphires Edition of 10 Signed and numbered Erwin Wurm’s diverse, multimedia, witty oeuvre proclaims that “all is sculpture” in the spaces occupied by both art and life. The artist’s project of the ironic sculpture is one of the essential subversive strategies of modern art, occupying a prominent and original position. For an awards ceremony Wurm created a pickled cucumber, a parody of a figure of victory, outweighing provocation. From this idea he created a series of 40 works entitled Self-Portrait as Cucumber, showing his ability to laugh at himself. The jewellery project in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani recreates the provocation and irony of the self-portrait works, with a series of cucumber made in silver and sapphires. What Wurm wants to raise with this work is the astonishment caused by realising that the jewellery, made with precious gems, represent a simple vegetable that would otherwise be unnoticed or considered unattractive.
Giorgio Vigna Sassi, 2015 Copper and silver 11 stone magnetic necklace Unique and signed The use of copper for its aesthetic value has been linked since ancient times to the production of jewellery: fine examples are the pieces designed and made by Giorgio Vigna. All of these wonderful pieces have reference to nature: rocks, pebbles, stones, shelves. Incredibly light in weight, they become part of your body and naturally adorns it. Vigna manipulates copper in its multiplicity of variations in colour and oxidation. Over the copper, you’ll find layers of silver, gold, glass forming new forms that tell a story or reveal a new beauty of nature. Another originality of these pieces, is the presence of strong magnets that substitute the clasp or the needle. The brooches can be used on light fabrics as well as on thick coats and furs. They are also very beautiful as suspended pendants or buckles.
Giorgio Vigna Rugiada, 2014 Hand-sculpted Murano glass necklace with yellow gold leaf and oxidised silver Unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s unique jewellery is the essence of natural elements in their most primitive and primordial state. They are geological adventures of earth and water, fire and wind, light and shadow, which form the basis of the artist’s research. The natural and the artificial, the macrocosm and microcosm meet and collide and are defined through their opposition and contrast. The unique necklaces are made with Murano glass, oxidised copper, silver, and gold leafs.