Art As Jewelry
Art, fashion and jewelry lovers alike must flock to Christie's online for their second edition of Art as Jewellery, "an online-only sale that is dedicated to wearable artworks by artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries, is open for bidding from 9 to 16 November, running concurrently with Christie’s 20th Century week in New York."
Throughout the last 100 years, artists have often created jewellery as an extension of their practice, viewing them as miniature sculptures that could be worn. A focal point of the auction is a group of objects by BillyBoy, multi-disciplinary artist and muse of Andy Warhol, including pieces once loaned to Warhol and Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor. A group of nine Georges Braque jewels demonstrate the translation of his Metamorphoses iconography, crafted by the renowned Baron Heger de Lowenfeld, into elegant and striking pieces with several examples featuring Braque’s bird in flight motif; a diamond-encrusted brooch, a jasper and diamond pendant and a ruby-set brooch. In addition, two pieces by Alexander Calder are examples of his unique, hand-fashioned works that were often given as gifts to friends. Picasso’s muse and second wife Jacqueline Roque is immortalised in two of the seven works presented that feature the artist’s designs. Further artists include Pol Bury, Salvador Dalì, Max Ernst, Yves Klein, Wifredo Lam, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray and Victor Vasarely. Highlights from the auction can be viewed in London, Geneva and New York until 13 of November 2017.