Jannis Kounellis Labbra (Lips) 2012 18 Kt yellow gold lip ring 2.1 x 6 cm edition of 12 signed and numbered When Elisabetta Cipriani proposed the jewellery collaboration project to the noted artist Jannis Kounellis, he liked the idea of recreating his 1972 gold sculpture, which was stolen in the 1980. However, this time with an entirely different purpose, as wearable sculpture – a ring. The Labbra (Lips) ring, a cast of Kounellis’s lips, is reminiscent of the purpose of the ancient Greek masks.
Giorgio Vigna Gabbia a Segmenti 2016 18kt yellow gold and rock crystal ring 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.
Carlos Cruz-Diez Physichromie Ring D 2014 18kt yellow gold, sterling silver 925 ceramic electroplated ring 2.7 x 2.7 cm edition of 10 signed and numbered Carlos Cruz-Diez presents his limited edition of earrings, necklaces and rings, with Chromointerférence and Physichromies, which were developed by Familia Cruz-Diez in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani. The fine jewellery designed by Carlos Cruz-Diez allows us to carry on our hands or neck small Physichromies where the colour comes and goes, evolving in space as we move. Whilst in Chromointerférence pieces the jewel generates wave motions when it is manipulated.
Arman Trombe 1999 silver ring edition of 100 Many of Arman’s early sculptures point to the strangeness inherent in the idea of identical, mass-produced objects. Gathering these identical objects together, he distracts us from their functional purpose and presents them instead as endlessly repeated forms – forms that seem to have a deeper meaning, via the processes of modernization, which has been lost to us.
Arman Trombe 1999 red gold ring edition 7 of 8 Many of Arman’s early sculptures point to the strangeness inherent in the idea of identical, mass-produced objects. Gathering these identical objects together, he distracts us from their functional purpose and presents them instead as endlessly repeated forms – forms that seem to have a deeper meaning, via the processes of modernization, which has been lost to us.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov The Fly 2010 ring: 18Kt yellow gold, diamonds and emeralds edition of 15 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 a clear parallelism […]
Pol Bury Spheres 2001 silver 925 ring Marylart edition of 8 Pol Bury emphasizes movement as an essential element of sculpture, stressing that his works are not complete until they are set into motion. Working with stainless and Cor-Ten steel, he produced monumental balls that spin or roll, columns that rotate, and planes that slope, all operated by concealed manual mechanisms. The movement that he assigns to these sculptures is often a slow, imperceptible action that does not immediately register in the viewer’s eye. These jewellery pieces are only completed once worn, as the movement of the hand triggers the motion of the elements.
Giorgio Vigna Sospeso 2014 18 kt white gold and diamonds ring edition of 10 signed and numbered “Suspended memory caged in the game between the full and the empty.” – Giorgio Vigna Sospeso (Suspended) is the first jewellery project – rings and pendants – created in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani in edition of 5. This project is a homage to Vigna’s Sospeso sculpture, which was commissioned for the “TRA. Edge of becoming” exhibition held at the Fortuny Museum, in 2011, during the 54th Venice Biennale. Re-imagined as a wearable sculpture, it celebrates day and night, fullness and emptiness, and the daily passage of time.