Louisa Guinness Showcases Jewelry by Artists in Her First Book


The Chrysalis necklace by Claude Lalanne is featured in “Art as Jewellery: From Calder to Kapoor,” a new book by Louisa Guinness.

Richard Valencia

LONDON — For Louisa Guinness, a works of her favorite artists contingency always be ragged to truly move them to life.

The London-based play has spent a past 15 years figure out a marketplace for art as jewelry, commissioning pieces from contemporary artists including Anish Kapoor, Claude Lalanne, Marc Quinn and Ron Arad, as good as sport a creation for new and rising names to pattern for her. A gourmet and gallery owner, she has curated several exhibitions on a theme of wearable art, building a repute as a personality in a space in a process.

Now Ms. Guinness has created her initial book. “Art as Jewellery: From Calder to Kapoor, published by ACC Art Books, is some-more than 300 pages, designed to lay on a coffee list and to be used as an introduction to a genre, as good as place many existent pieces into a wider context of their artists’ work.

“I’ve wanted to write this book for a best partial of 5 years, though in a finish we managed to do it in 12 months,” Ms. Guinness said. “The time had come to open doors in people’s minds to this whole new theme matter and answer their questions, quite during a time when art valuables is attracting some-more courtesy than it ever has before.”


In her book, Ms. Guinness explores a work of about 80 contemporary artists.

A vital exhibition designed for subsequent year during a Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, joined with a spike in valuables by artists entrance onto a auction market, has fueled seductiveness in a genre and increasing a series of collectors, Ms. Guinness said. Her book explores a work of about 80 contemporary artists, is separate into dual tools (pre-2000 and post-2000) and is structured with what a author described as “unorthodox curatorial license.”


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“I wanted to equivocate any clarity of a book being like a catalog, though also wanted to fill it with pleasing cinema and not get too academic,” Ms. Guinness said. So some artists get distant incomparable chapters than others, for example, “either since we have been privately concerned in some of those stories, or simply since we like their work more,” she added.

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Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/fashion/louisa-guinness-art-jewelry.html

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