Psiche (senza Amore)

Psiche (senza Amore)

Jan
17

Giulio Paolini Psiche (Senza Amore) 2016 18 kt yellow gold engraved pendant edition of 8 signed and numbered   Giulio Paolini’s first wearable art project has been ideated around the idea of love. This gold engraved pendant  is inspired by former installation of the artist ‘Amore e Psiche’. It represents a woman in Hellenistic style seen from behind, facing directly at the heart of the wearer. She is trying to trespass the threshold between the outer and the inner dimension, emphasizing the universality of the gaze as a bonding action This piece condenses the essence of the artist’s research that has always demonstrated interest in exploring the nature of images and the relationship between image and viewer. Through replication, fragmentation and citation Paolini often incorporates elements from the past into his artworks, thus establishing an artistic dialogue across times and styles.

Articulation

Oct
03

Ute Decker Articulation 2015 recycled silver necklace limited edition signed

Boucle de mer

Jul
07

Miquel Barceló Boucle de mer (Sea curl) 2007 18kt satin yellow gold d. 15 cm edition of 20 hand finish signed and numbered The collection of Miquel Barceló came to life in 2007 through a dialogue between the artist and his friend Chus Burés. These pieces are linked to the artist’s iconography and in tune with his serpentine aesthetic of that time. Before the collaboration started, Barceló finished the altarpiece for the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in Palma Cathedral, Majorca; a magical world that drew life from the sea and plants. Out of it arose a series of jewels that writhes and swirls with the movement of the sea. The contours of the Boucles de Mer (Sea Curls), primordial in their irregularity, invite us to enjoy Barcelo’s majestic art in mini sculptural jewellery form thanks to Burés. Barceló made many test pieces out of variety of easily worked material – aluminium foil, cardboard and pieces of wax he shaped with his hand, leaving fingerprints that are reproduced in some of the jewels.  

Segmenti

May
12

Giorgio Vigna Segmenti 2015 32 cage segments in oxidised silver and 1 cage segment in 18kt yellow gold necklace 96 cm long unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s artistic pathway is a journey out of the ordinary expressed by the strong link between his broad artistic research and nature, and the relationship that connects form and matter. In the jewellery, as much as in his artistic production, Vigna shows his versatility. The artist creates unique pieces expressing the diverse disciplines he works with: the virtues of glass, the jewellery as sculpture, and the soul of the precious.

Les Algues de mer

Feb
25

Miquel Barceló Les Algues de mer (Seaweed) 2007 oxidised sterling silver necklace d. 17 cm h. 35 mm edition 2 of 20 cast and hand finish signed and numbered The collection of Miquel Barceló came to life in 2007 through a dialogue between the artist and Chus Burés. These pieces are linked to the artist’s iconography and in tune with his serpentine aesthetic of that time. Before the collaboration started, Barceló finished the altarpiece for the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in Palma Cathedral, Majorca; a magical world that drew life from the sea and plants. Out of it arose Les Algues de Mer (Seaweed) and a series of jewels that entitled Boucles de Mer (Sea Curls) made in 18 kt gold and oxidised silver. Barceló made an enormous pile of test pieces out of variety of easily worked material – aluminium foil, cardboard and pieces of wax he shaped with his hand, leaving fingerprints that are reproduced in some of the jewels.

Gousse marine

Feb
25

Miquel Barceló Gousse marine (Sea Pod) 2007 pendant 18K yellow gold, satin finish 13 x 2.8 cm edition 11 of 20 cast and hand finish signed and numbered The collection of Miquel Barceló came to life in 2007 through a dialogue between the artist and Chus Burés. These pieces are linked to the artist’s iconography and in tune with his serpentine aesthetic of that time. Before the collaboration started, Barceló finished the altarpiece for the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in Palma Cathedral, Majorca; a magical world that drew life from the sea and plants. Out of it arose Gousse marine (Sea Pod) and a series of jewels that entitled Boucles de Mer (sea curls) made in 18 kt gold and oxidised silver. Barceló made an enormous pile of test pieces out of variety of easily worked material – aluminium foil, cardboard and pieces of wax he shaped with his hand, leaving fingerprints that are reproduced in some of the jewels.

Nastro

Feb
23

Enrico Castellani Nastro 1963–2016 18kt yellow satin gold brooch and pendant one single band 30 cm long, h.7, w.1.8 cm edition of 10 signed and numbered Nastro (1963–2016) is an exclusive jewel made by Enrico Castellani from 18kt yellow satin gold that can be worn either as a brooch or as a necklace. Enrico Castellani is regarded as one of Italy’s most important living artists. Nastro (1963-2016) is an exclusive wearable art piece made of 18kt yellow satin gold. This wearable sculpture relates to the artist’s poetical engagement with the manipulation of surfaces and light, which is evident here in the elegant bending of a single gold strip into an intriguing anthropomorphic shape. Nastro has also a special meaning in Castellani’s personal life, as it was first specially made in 1963 as a gift for his partner at the time, a symbol of love that she has kept with her ever since. The piece embodies a more unconventional aesthetic than Superficie, a jewellery collaboration between Cipriani and Castellani realised in 2012, which exhibits the artist’s characteristic relief surfaces as seen in the Castellani celebrated series of work Superficie Nera (1959).  

The fly

Jan
14

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov The Fly 2010 18Kt yellow gold, emeralds, diamonds, peridot and fire enamel necklace edition of 10 signed and numbered “The Fly is for us a symbol of freedom. It can go anywhere, be everywhere and we don’t even notice its presence, because she is so insignificant. Nobody can control the fly, even in totalitarian state, where everybody’s life and movements can be limited and controlled, the fly is free.”  – Ilya Kabakov The Fly wearable art project was first designed by Ilya Kabakov in 1992 and originally conceived as a present for his wife Emilia. However, it remained unrealised until 2010, when Elisabetta Cipriani encouraged the artist to finally bring it to life. The fly, one of Kabakov’s best known and recurring motifs, encapsulates a dual meaning. On the one hand, it is a metaphor for the smallness and insignificance of the individual against the omnipotence and repression of the Soviet Government. On the other hand, it represents the freedom of the soul, escaped from the earthly bonds of existence. The fly travels everywhere unnoticed, from the most ordinary and humble place to the most elevated and sacred one without distinguishing between them. This concept draws […]

Sassi

Jun
08

Giorgio Vigna Sassi 2015 Copper and oxidised silver magnetic closure necklace 11 stones 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. 

Sassi

Jun
05

Giorgio Vigna Sassi 2015 Hand-sculpted Murano glass, silver necklace 13 stones unique