A piece of “artist’s jewellery,” like a painting or a piece of sculpture, is a work of art. Artists, painters, sculptors and their love stories…
At Christmas 1985 Bernard Venet offered Diane a silver bar that he had wrapped around two fingers, halfway between sculpture and jewellery which started her passion and interest on artist’s jewellery.
As all the great artists of the Twentieth Century, Dalí wanted to see his iconographic images in various mediums. Having always been fascinated by precious metals and rare jewels, Dalí created a body of work in jewellery and jeweled objects. During the late 1960’s, Dalí went on to create twelve pure gold objects assembled from his Dalí d’Or coin collection. They included magical mirrors, pendants with serpent motifs and emblems in honour of the sun. Each coin is inlaid with the effigy of the great Catalan artist, together with his wife and lifetime muse, Gala.
André Derain imagined the models of wildlife, Cretans to offer them to his wife. Derain also created a few small lead sculptures and a few masks that he requested to be cast in limited editions of 6 in gold.