Loop System 4:3 Bracelet, 2013
signed and numbered
diameter: approx 14cm
edition of 15
Seven Days Bracelet, 2013
diameter: approx. 14cm
displayed in dedicated oak box, lined with series of seven pendulum driven drawings by the artist
pendulum drawings: signed and inscribed, pencil on paper, 14 x 14cm.
box: 21.1 x 131.5 x 7.5cm
edition of 10
Water Pendant, Form I, Large, 2013
22ct yellow gold polished exterior and blue enamel interior
diameter: 7.3 x 2.5cm
edition of 5 plus 2 artist's
This year Louisa Guinness Gallery celebrates 10 years of collaborating with artists to make jewellery. The gallery opened in 2003 with its inaugural exhibition of artists’ jewellery ‘Past and Present; Jewellery by Twentieth Century Artists’ The show placed works by modern masters beside specially commissioned pieces by contemporary artists. The creations of Calder, Braque, Fontana and Niki de Saint Phalle sat beside those of Anthony Gormley, Ron Arad, Anish Kapoor, Ettore Sostass and Sam Taylor Wood. Since then the gallery has collaborated with sixteen contemporary artists including Conrad Shawcross, Gary Hume, Gavin Turk, Yinka Shonibare, Not Vital and Tim Noble and Sue Webster to create jewels. At the same time it has built-up an impressive collection of historic jewellery, including pieces by Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Meret Oppenheim, Pol Bury and Fausto Melotti. As the leading gallery in its field, Louisa Guinness Gallery works only to the highest standard. All works are made by hand either in London’s famous Hatton Garden, or in the artist’s studio, and each piece is signed and numbered. At once jewellery and mini-sculpture, each piece holds an important place in the artists’ wider body of work.