Michele Oka Doner, Nekton, 2016 and Plankton, 2017 Photograph by Gorka Postigo, modelled by Rossy de Palma. © Michele Oka Doner Courtesy the artist, Marlborough Gallery and Hauser & Wirth

Jewellery: Wearable Art

These stunning pieces of wearable art are my favourites from the exhibition currently on at Hauser & Wirth, New York: Portable Art: A Project by Celia Forner, on from 20 April – 17 June 2017.

Designs from Louise Bourgeois and Michele Oka Doner amongst others; modelled by Spanish actress Rossy de Palma.- what’s not to love?

If money were no object, the Michele Oka Doner pieces would be mine – pictured above. Description from the Hauser & Wirth introduction:

Michele Oka Doner’s pieces take on the monochrome atmosphere of an inky night punctuated only by stars. Her ‘Plankton’ bracelet (2016) and ‘Nekton’ neckpiece (2016), are comprised of diamond-encrusted, darkly patinated bronze that has been carefully twisted and tangled to resemble aquatic organisms that might cling to a wearer after a night swim. The artist often manipulates the metal of her finished wearable sculptures to fit a specific anatomy, merging work and wearer.

🖤🖤🖤

Spiral — Louise Bourgeois, 2008. Photo: Gorka Postigo © The Easton Foundation/VAGA, New York
Spiral — Louise Bourgeois, 2008. Photo: Gorka Postigo © The Easton Foundation/VAGA, New York
Subodh Gupta, Untitled, 2013 Photograph by Gorka Postigo, modelled by Rossy de Palma © Subodh Gupta Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Subodh Gupta, Untitled, 2013
Photograph by Gorka Postigo, modelled by Rossy de Palma
© Subodh Gupta
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Stefan Brüggemann, Fool’s Gold (Small), 2016 Photograph by Gorka Postigo modelled by Rossy de Palma © Stefan Brüggemann Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Stefan Brüggemann, Fool’s Gold (Small), 2016
Photograph by Gorka Postigo modelled by Rossy de Palma
© Stefan Brüggemann
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Caro Niederer, Charm Bracelet 1, 2009 Photograph by Gorka Postigo, modelled by Rossy de Palma © Caro Niederer Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Caro Niederer, Charm Bracelet 1, 2009
Photograph by Gorka Postigo, modelled by Rossy de Palma
© Caro Niederer
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

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