Art Jewelry Forum: The Unconventional Japanese Jeweler Shinji Nakaba

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“The historical, the erotic, and the overlooked only begin to describe the jewelry of the unconventional Japanese jeweler Shinji Nakaba (b. 1950). The artist was virtually unknown in the West until 2001, when his work began to achieve wider recognition. As a self-described member of the counterculture since the 1970s, Nakaba has always felt most comfortable on the periphery. There, he was free to experiment with costume, shoes, and even hair designs, as well as his m├ętier, jewelry.”- Jeannine Falino

Read Jeannine Falino’s review of Shinji Nakaba/ UBUI (First Time) HERE.