NYC exhibit focuses on jewelry by famous artists
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City exhibition is showing one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry made by some of the most noted artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
"Picasso to Koons: Artist as Jeweler" is at the Museum of Arts and Design.
It features bold, whimsical and sometimes wacky creations.
There are nearly 200 pieces by 135 artists. The show runs through Jan. 8, 2012.
The jewelry is culled from private collections. Included are works by Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Robert Rauschenberg, John Chamberlain and Anish (ah-NEESH') Kapoor.
Exhibition curator Diane Venet (Veh-NAY') says the Manhattan show will surprise many visitors.
It's not well known that these artists made jewelry.
Venet says the wearable artworks represent a very intimate part of the artists' work and lives.