Water Pendant, Form I, small

Water Pendant, Form I, small

Sep
27

Anish Kapoor Water Pendant, Form I, small. 2011 22k yellow gold polished exterior with blue cold enamel interior, pendant 4 x 4 x 1,3 cm Edition 9 of 10 Numbered and signed Edition Louisa Guinness Gallery “I have made jewellery for many years. it is a way of making small objects that are like sculpture on the body.” – Anish Kapoor Anish Kapoor was one of the first artists approached by the Louisa Guinness to make jewels. He was excited to explore a new medium. His first work, Large Water Ring, was executed in two versions – white and yellow gold – for the gallery’s debut exhibition, ‘Past and Present: Jewellery by Contemporary Artists’, in 2003. The following year, Round and Tear rings were followed by Square, Rectangle and Crescent rings. The scale was the most challenging aspect for Kapoor when it came to considering jewellery. He was sure of the effect he wanted to achieve but unsure of how to achieve it. An expert at thinking in three dimensions, and about the possibilities of polished metals Kapoor nonetheless went through a painstaking process involving several prototypes to produce the ‘right’ effect in small scale. He was particularly concerned about […]

Water Pendant, Form I, Small

Sep
27

Anish Kapoor Water Pendant, Form I, Small, 2014 22k yellow gold polished pendant, choker sold separately 4 x 4 x 1.2 cm Edition 4 of 10 Numbered and signed

Naja, Perfectly Coiled

Sep
26

Ron Arad Naja, Perfectly Coiled, 2015 Vermeil & quartz lens with waxed cotton cord 7.2 x 6.3 x 0.6 cm Edition 9 of 25 Edition Louisa Guinness Gallery Arad is celebrated for his innovative reconceptualisation of everyday objects and structures in his iconically fluid and curvaceous style. This is exemplified in his series of magnifying glass pendants Naja that take their name and inspiration from the naja cobra. Arad’s Standing Naja, created in 2015 was the first realisation of his Naja series with Louisa Guinness Gallery. Each magnifying pendant was made of concentric circles, coiled by hand around a piece of quartz or amethyst. With a standing height of 16 cm and an ability to retract into a flat coiled state, it imitates the natural movement of the naja cobra which raises the front of its body off the ground, appearing larger to potential predators.  

Mirror

Sep
26

Giorgio Vigna Mirror, 2020 7 elements of carved Murano glass with gold mirrored-and silver granulation Unique and Signed

Geodi

Sep
20

Giorgio Vigna Geodi, 2022 14 elements in oxidised silver and 3 elements in yellow gold necklace L 53cm Unique and signed

Néoptplème

Sep
09

Sophia Vari Néoptplème, 2014 Thassos white marble, Belgium black marble, onyx, silver patinated pendant with chain 12.3 x 7.4 cm (chain 40 cm long) Unique and signed Sophia Vari’s “portable sculptures”, as she likes to call them, first became part of the artist’s body of work 30 years ago; at a time in her life when demanding international schedule kept her constantly on the move. While travelling, she carried with her a small box of plasticine, from which she would mould miniature sculptures. “From that day on, I had a new creative challenge that gave me a lot of joy because I could see the pieces being worn,” she recalls. Vari approaches wearable art in precisely the same manner and strength as her abstract sculptures, collages and paintings. Her thorough exploration of bold geometric forms, the examination of volume, painterly curves and lines result in the composition both peaceful and elegant but also captures a harmonious theatrical tension. “It is a real challenge for me, and it is very much like creating a sculpture, made to be worn. No doubt, the fact that I am a woman has its advantages. Firstly, because I can try it on me – and […]

Danaé

Sep
09

Sophia Vari Danaé, late 90 Yellow gold pendant and brooch with handmade silk lace 2/2 AP last piece (from an edition of 6) 10.6 x 7.9 cm Signed and numbered Sophia Vari’s “portable sculptures”, as she likes to call them, first became part of the artist’s body of work 30 years ago; at a time in her life when demanding international schedule kept her constantly on the move. While travelling, she carried with her a small box of plasticine, from which she would mould miniature sculptures. “From that day on, I had a new creative challenge that gave me a lot of joy because I could see the pieces being worn,” she recalls. Vari approaches wearable art in precisely the same manner and strength as her abstract sculptures, collages and paintings. Her thorough exploration of bold geometric forms, the examination of volume, painterly curves and lines result in the composition both peaceful and elegant but also captures a harmonious theatrical tension. “It is a real challenge for me, and it is very much like creating a sculpture, made to be worn. No doubt, the fact that I am a woman has its advantages. Firstly, because I can try it on […]

Clytia

Sep
09

Sophia Vari Clytia, 2005 Pau Amarillo wood from Brazil and 18 kt yellow gold brooch and pendant 6.2 x 5.8 cm 2 AP plus edition of 8 Signed and numbered Sophia Vari’s “portable sculptures”, as she likes to call them, first became part of the artist’s body of work 30 years ago; at a time in her life when demanding international schedule kept her constantly on the move. While travelling, she carried with her a small box of plasticine, from which she would mould miniature sculptures. “From that day on, I had a new creative challenge that gave me a lot of joy because I could see the pieces being worn,” she recalls. Vari approaches wearable art in precisely the same manner and strength as her abstract sculptures, collages and paintings. Her thorough exploration of bold geometric forms, the examination of volume, painterly curves and lines result in the composition both peaceful and elegant but also captures a harmonious theatrical tension. “It is a real challenge for me, and it is very much like creating a sculpture, made to be worn. No doubt, the fact that I am a woman has its advantages. Firstly, because I can try it on […]

Clytemnestre

Sep
09

Sophia Vari Clytemnestre, 2013 Ebony, yellow gold and silver patinated necklace 24 x 19 cm Unique and signed Sophia Vari’s “portable sculptures”, as she likes to call them, first became part of the artist’s body of work 30 years ago; at a time in her life when demanding international schedule kept her constantly on the move. While travelling, she carried with her a small box of plasticine, from which she would mould miniature sculptures. “From that day on, I had a new creative challenge that gave me a lot of joy because I could see the pieces being worn,” she recalls. Vari approaches wearable art in precisely the same manner and strength as her abstract sculptures, collages and paintings. Her thorough exploration of bold geometric forms, the examination of volume, painterly curves and lines result in the composition both peaceful and elegant but also captures a harmonious theatrical tension. “It is a real challenge for me, and it is very much like creating a sculpture, made to be worn. No doubt, the fact that I am a woman has its advantages. Firstly, because I can try it on me – and secondly the fact that I have greater sensitivity compared […]

Artémis

Sep
09

Sophia Vari Artémis, late 90 Ebony and yellow gold pendant and brooch. Available with hand made silk rope 8 x 7.6 cm Edition of 6 plus 2 AP Signed and numbered Sophia Vari’s “portable sculptures”, as she likes to call them, first became part of the artist’s body of work 30 years ago; at a time in her life when demanding international schedule kept her constantly on the move. While travelling, she carried with her a small box of plasticine, from which she would mould miniature sculptures. “From that day on, I had a new creative challenge that gave me a lot of joy because I could see the pieces being worn,” she recalls. Vari approaches wearable art in precisely the same manner and strength as her abstract sculptures, collages and paintings. Her thorough exploration of bold geometric forms, the examination of volume, painterly curves and lines result in the composition both peaceful and elegant but also captures a harmonious theatrical tension. “It is a real challenge for me, and it is very much like creating a sculpture, made to be worn. No doubt, the fact that I am a woman has its advantages. Firstly, because I can try it […]