06 December 2017

“Diane Venet’s ideal collection” at the Museum of Decorative Arts

This exhibition shines a spotlight on artistic jewelry by focusing on a leading collection, that of the wife of the sculptor Bernar Venet. The subjective and non-exhaustive collection, put together over 30 years, encompasses the history of the genre, beginning with Picasso, Man Ray and Jean Cocteau. From Dalí to Jeff Koons and from Niki de Saint Phalle and Sol LeWitt to Roy Lichtenstein, this remarkable collection illustrates that few artists can resist the tempting lure of finery.

From March 7th to July 8th 2018.

 

Portrait of Diane Venet © Bertille Chéret, Paris

  • Pablo Picasso, "The Great Faun" gold pendant, 3/20 edition by François Hugo, 1973 - Diane Venet collection © Sherry Griffin, Brooklyn

  • Salvador Dalí, "Spoon with a watch and a comb" brooch made of gold and enamel, edition of 6, 1957 - Diane Venet collection © Philippe Servent, Paris

  • Niki de Saint Phalle, "Nana" enamel brooch, Gem Montebello edition, 1973 - Marina Karella collection © Sherry Griffin, Brooklyn

  • Bernar Venet, "Indeterminate Line" gold ring, unique piece, 1998 - Diane Venet collection © Greg Favre, Paris

  • Frank Stella, gold ring, edition of 5 by The Gallery Mourmans, 2010 - Diane Venet collection © Brian Moghadam, New York

  • Lucio Fontana, "Elisse Concetto Spaziale" lacquer bracelet, 5/150 edition by Gem Montebelloargent, 1967 - Diane Venet collection © Philippe Gontier, Paris

  • Orlan, "Fool Head" brooch made of gold and silver, 1/8 Arcas edition, 2010 - Diane Venet collection © Sherry Griffin, Brooklyn

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