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Bijoux d’artistes I December 2, 2015, 7pm

On 2 December 2015 PIASA will stage an auction of nearly 80 pieces of Artists’ & Designer Jewellery from 1940 to the present, rigorously selected by Esther de Beaucé. 

Guided by the taste and personality of sale expert Esther de Beaucé, the PIASA sale Bijoux d’Artistes will feature pieces rarely offered at auction and offer a panoramic overview of an artist’s work. The selection is deliberately based on pieces by artists and designers, rather than specialist jewellers, to ensure the sale is geared towards modern and contemporary art. 

‘Esther de Beaucé’s eye and selection correspond perfectly with the PIASA approach’ explains Frédéric Chambre. ‘Our various departments aim to cast the spotlight on artists, themes and strong artistic trends, always with a special spirit and taste.’

The auction will feature historic and iconic pieces by Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali, Pol Bury, Victor Vasarely, Roy Lichtenstein, Niki de Saint-Phalle and César, along with unusual designs by Pierrette Bloch, Fausto Melotti, Yoko Ono, Lim Donk-Lak and Marisol; rare or unique jewellery by Louise Nevelson, Claire Falkenstein, Takis and Bernar Venet; and pieces from larger editions by Arman, Keith Haring, Wildfredo Lam, Claude Lalanne and Jean Cocteau. Jewellery by famous designers like Ettore Sottsass, Ruudt Peters and Christian Ghio completes the sale.

Sale highlight is an elegant brass tiara designed by Alexandre Calder in 1938, and bought by British art historian Sir Kenneth Clark for his wife at London’s Mayor Gallery. This unique piece was shown at the exhibition The Intimate World of Alexander Calder held at the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 1989 (est. €150,000-200,000). 

There is also a Planetary Valleys necklace by Björn Weckström, as worn by Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) in Star Wars (est. €4,000-6,000); and a joyful Niki de Saint Phalle enamel and yellow gold pendant-brooch, Le Cœur, from an edition of 33 (est. €14,000-16,000).

‘There is an intimate relationship between a collector and a piece of jewellery designed by an artist – wearing such jewellery is a powerful statement’ comments sale expert Esther de Beaucé. ‘And today there is a renewed upsurge in interest for artists’ jewellery, reflected by exhibitions at the Paris Crédit Municipal and in Venice.’