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Zach Lechtenberg / Non-Photo Blues Currently on View

A new exhibition, featuring the work of artist Zach Lechtenberg, opened on May 12 to much enthusiasm. Lechtenberg is an illustrator / jeweler who uses the ancient technique of champlevé enamelingto create “pop culture” inspired pieces that are presented in dedicated handmade packaging, which are art pieces in of themselves.

Zach Lechtenberg / Non-Photo Blues

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Video: Mag to Snag at the Cooper Hewitt

Art historian Toni Greenbaum spoke last night at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum to the delight of many students, collectors and jewelry enthusiasts.
The lecture was an insightful investigation tracing the development of American Studio Jewelry from 1940-70. Watch it here:

Mag to Snag: American Studio Jewelry 1940-1970

Toni Greenbaum at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

Toni Greenbaum To Lecture at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

Toni Greenbaum, a New York-based art historian specializing in twentieth and twenty-first century jewelry and metalwork, will discuss the development of American Studio Jewelry from 1940-1970 and it’s impact on contemporary jewelry as it is currently practiced internationally. Wed. April 11, 6:30 – 8 pm.

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Robert Baines Featured at MassArt

Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies by the goldsmith Robert Baines presents three jewelry stories projecting jewelry as material evidence of history.  It should be read with caution as his linear histories are confused by myth, riddle, puzzle and possible subversions of jewelry history.  The conundrum of ‘bogus or real’ in this fanciful jewelry history should be queried by the reader and the reward will be enhanced jewelry knowledge.

Stylistic and technical links with wondrous gold works of the past is an area of expertise of Robert Baines who as an acknowledged researcher and teacher in aesthetic and historical jewelry perspectives understands the way scientific and technical factors influence jewelry art.

 In chasing “the fantasy of artifact” Robert Baines asks fundamental questions about building fictitious jewelry and this exhibition of conspiracy will captivate everyone interested not only in creativity and craftsmanship, but also in the artist’s intrigue with the enigma of jewelry as evidence of authentic history.

Dates: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to Saturday, March 3, 2018
Gallery: MassArtBakalar & Paine Galleries
Reception: Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Artist Talk: January 19, 12:00PM, Huntington Studio, Design and Media Center, MassArt

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Karin Roy Andersson Named Finalist

Swedish artist, Karin Roy Andersson has been named one of 5 finalists for the prestigious AJF 2018 Artist Award. The Award is offered through AJF’s award and grant program to celebrate innovative work being created by a jewelry artist early in their career. The winner will be announced to the audience at the International Handwerksmesse in Munich during the annual week long jewelry fair in March. Here, the artist in conversation: 

Karin Roy Andersson Named Finalist

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Klaus Bürgel Honored at 92Y Benefit

Congratulations to gallery artist Klaus Bürgel upon his being honored by the 92 Street Y’s Jewelry Center The honor was shared with renowned jewelry designer Robert Lee Morris and took place at the Hollis Taggart Galleriesin Chelsea.

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Yale University Art Gallery Aquires Thomas Gentille Work

The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Ct. has acquired a brooch, by Thomas Gentille , for its permanent collection. The brooch, dated 21st Century, is a gift of the artist in memory of John Paul Miller. Included in the gift are 3 untitled ink  and watercolor drawings.  Courtesy: Helen Drutt, Philadelphia.

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Taking part in TWO x TWO for Aids and Art

Contemporary Art jewelry received some  high-profile attention at the TWO x TWO auction for Aids and Art that took place at the Richard Meier designed Rachofsky House in Dallas.
Auction goers had an opportunity to bid on work by some of the most important, international, contemporary jewelers. The group was carefully chosen by well known philanthropist and art collector, Deedie Rose, whose own passion for “wearable art” inspired her interest in having this art form prominently highlighted in the auction.
We couldn’t be prouder of our participation in this important event, with a piece by noted Dutch artist, Evert Nijland.

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Chains and Flowers / Peter Bauhuis Currently on View

The work of Peter Bauhuis will be on view thru Nov. 18 in a special exhibition of new, along with seminal works by the master German goldsmith.

Chains and Flowers

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Robert Baines Bracelet on View at MFA

Australian artist Robert Baines’ “Bracelet, 1995″ * is now on view at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the exhibition “A Look to Antiquity in Craft.” This exceptional installation includes contemporary craft inspired by the classical ideals of beauty in Greek and Roman antiquities. Alongside the contemporary objects are examples from the museum’s collection of antiquities. The exhibition runs thru Jan 7, 2018.

* The bracelet is a gift of Helen Williams Drutt English from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection , in honor of the artist. Photo © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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