MAD Decks the Walls with Jewels in October

  • Danielle
  • Danielle
  • Pendant Stone Deucalion
  • Marchioni
  • Marchioni
  • Trip
  • Giorgio
  • Asagi
  • Jina Lee
  • Puddle

Art and jewelry collectors will have the rare opportunity to buy pieces from some of the most innovative jewelry artists in the world at LOOT 2011: MAD about Jewelry, the 11th annual contemporary art and jewelry exhibition at Manhattan’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). From October 11 through October 14, approximately 50 emerging and established artists—including American artist Robert Lee Morris, Italian designer and sculptor Giorgio Vigna, and Japanese metalsmith Asagi Maeda—will sell contemporary art jewelry valued from $200 to $12,000. Exhibitors will present work in traditional materials, such as gold, silver, and semi-precious stones, as well as innovative materials, including wood, paper, enamel, horn, aluminum, rope, and bone.

General admission is $15; tickets for the opening-day events and early access may be purchased in advance for $250 to $5,000. Proceeds go toward the museum’s exhibition and education programs. (212.299.7777, www.madmuseum.org)

The jewelry house Miseno is named for an ancient city said to magically bring joy to its residents…
Davies takes an ancient Greek jewelry technique and makes it fresh and modern…
Rough-cut diamonds give a fresh twist to the latest creations from De Beers…
The designer crafted a collection of fine jewelry that is both timeless and cutting-edge…
First popular during the 1920s, big, bold cocktail rings are making a comeback…
Jewelers Alex Soldier, Coomi, Pasquale Bruni, and others are getting back in touch with nature…
These designs dazzle with simple shapes presented in extravagant ways…
Photo by Michael Oldford
Assael’s diamond-and-rare-pearl jewelry depicts and aids endangered animals…
The historically inspired necklace is part of Boucheron’s new Bleu de Jodhpur collection…
The London jeweler employs rare fossilized wood to create her pieces…