Jewels signed by famous artists, from Picasso to Kapoor: are on display (and on sale) in Dubai ♦ ︎
That jewels are an artistic form, obviously when they are at the high level, it’s known. And the passion of many painters and sculptors for jewelry confirms this. If you go to Dubai, for example, from 19 March to 2 June 2018 you can visit the Custot Gallery, which has organized an exhibition entitled Art and Jewelry, curated by the collector Diane Venet. As you can imagine, the exhibition is dedicated to the jewels that have been made by internationally renowned artists, such as Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso and Niki de Saint Phalle, through Anish Kapoor, Marc Quinn, Ron Arad, or the Argentinean Pablo Reinoso, Iranian Monir Shahroudy and Lebanese Nadim Karam. Note: the 80 jewels on display are also for sale. The exhibition is an idea of Stéphane Custot, who manages the gallery in the city of the Emirates.
The exhibition includes bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, that is, the entire spectrum of jewels. They are often pieces created by artists as a sign of love for wife companions. But not only: Alexander Calder, for example, during his life has made more than 1,800 jewels, all unique pieces. Federico Graglia