From Calder to Koons: Artists' Jewelry

Exhibition Overview

Damien Hirst, bracelet Pill Charm Bracelet, 2004
Damien Hirst, bracelet Pill Charm Bracelet, 2004, Money. 20/50 edition by Louisa Guinness Gallery, Diane Venet Collection

From Alexander Calder to Jeff Koons and ranging from Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso and Niki de Saint Phalle to César, Takis and Louise Bourgeois, a host of modern and contemporary artists have taken a close interest in jewelry. Diane Venet, who has collected artist’s jewelry for more than thirty years, is sharing her passion for these miniature artworks that often echo the artist’s formal language. Her collection of some 230 pieces, complemented by exceptional loans from galleries, collectors and the artists’ families, chronologically and thematically illustrates the work of 150 French and foreign artists. From March 7 to July 8, 2018, Diane Venet’s jewellery collection will be showcased in an exhibition designed by interior architect Antoine Plazanet and graphic designers ÉricandMarie.

(Photo: Sherry Griffin, Brooklyn © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved Adagp, Paris, 2018)

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