Christie’s presents an online selling exhibition of jewellery — miniature artistic expressions — by leading 20th century artists. “Art to Wear” is a partnership with Didier Ltd, a London-based gallery that specialises in 20th-century artist-designed jewellery.
Producing pieces to adorn the body of the wearer, artists including Salvador Dalí, Claude Lalanne, Georges Braque, and Alexander Calder found the medium provided a means to free their imagination, crafting portable artworks that are as functional as they are expressive.
The exhibition will explore the creative process with photographs, sketches and texts giving viewers insight into this unique aspect of the artist’s oeuvre.
The 17 objects presented transcend eras and channel art, innovation and technique to create luxurious and bespoke expressions suitable for daily wear.
The exhibition will underline the cultural and art historical contexts within which these objects were brought into existence. Works from the exhibition are available for immediate purchase with a price range of £20,000-150,000.
SALVADOR DALÍ (1904-1989), ‘Persistence of Sound’, an important pair of Surrealist earrings, designed 1949