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AJF Live with Bonhams—Wearable Art: Jewels from the Crawford Collection
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 12 P.M. EST

Enjoy a preview of some of the rare art jewelry collected over a lifetime by Byron and Jill Crawford. Their collection of 300+ pieces of wearable sculpture, representing a cross-section of important and beautiful twentieth-century artist jewelry, will be auctioned next month by Bonhams, one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers. 

The Crawfords assembled an array of highly sought-after, museum-quality jewelry pieces, many of which have been featured in important books and exhibitions. They collected in categories that include jewelry by fine artists, American modernist jewelry, Native American jewelry, Scandinavian jewelry, and Taxco jewelry. Their collection includes work by more than 30 master makers from around the globe; highlights include Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Jean Arp, Charles Loloma, Art Smith, Betty Cooke, William Spratling, Margaret De Patta, Georg Jensen, Elsa Peretti, Ettore Sottsass, Tod Pardon, Arnaldo and Giò Pomodoro, Bruno Martinazzi, Jesse Monongya, and many more.

Emily Waterfall, Bonhams’s director of jewelry for Los Angeles, will walk us through the work. We’ll talk about collecting and the growing secondary market for art jewelry.

Please join us! This event is free and open to members and non-members alike. To register, follow this link.

PHOTO CAPTION (LEFT): A Modernist necklace by Art Smith; The “Baker” Cuff by Art Smith, image courtesy of Bonhams

Tuesday, October 12, 12 p.m. EST
We’re bringing you another exclusive art jewelry experience—don’t miss out!
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and Art Jewelry Forum invite you to an exclusive first look at the amazing works in contemporary art jewelry that will be for sale at the 2021 TWO x TWO Jewelry Auction. Our event will be hosted by collector Deedie Rose and the DMA’s Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Sarah Schleuning—both of them are AJF members—with assistance from this year’s McDermott Intern for Modern Jewelry, Kellie Riggs.
See jewelry up close and ready for auction!
  • Scope out the jewelry before anyone else
  • Admire jewelry from world-renowned talents like Veronika Fabian, Evert Nijland, and Daniel Kruger
  • You can bid on the jewelry during and after our event to support future jewelry acquisitions at the DMA
  • Get jewelry insights and collecting tips from experts Deedie, Sarah, and Kellie
We hope you’ll join us for this exclusive insiders event live from Dallas! For a minimum $20 donation, you can be part of this lively event with Deedie, Sarah, and Kellie, all from the comfort of your home. At the same time, you’ll help support AJF and all of the programming and editorial content you rely on throughout the year. We can’t do it without you!
How to register for the event?
After you purchase your ticket, I’ll send you a registration link for the talk. Sign up a minimum of two hours before the event to ensure you receive your registration link on time.
What if you want to buy a ticket but can’t attend the Live event?
You can still support AJF. I’ll send you a private link afterward, yours to view at any time.


PHOTO CAPTION (RIGHT): AJF members preview the 2019 TWO x TWO Jewelry Auction, photo courtesy of Susan Cummins


It’s free! If you’ve already set up your Zoom account, you’re ready to go! If not, here are three easy steps to start your virtual journey:

1. Go to this site: https://zoom.us
2. Click on “Sign up for Free” and follow the prompts.
3. Either before or on the day of the meeting: Register in advance for this meeting (use the link above).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Click on the link sent to you and Zoom will launch automatically. Set up early to give yourself time to test it out.

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What time?  This timetable is for AJF Live with Bonhams on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

9 a.m. PST: San Francisco
10 a.m. MST: Denver
11 a.m. CST: San Antonio, Mexico City, Bogotá
12 p.m. EST: Toronto, NYC
1 p.m.: Santiago, Buenos Aires
5 p.m.: Lisbon, London
6 p.m.: Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Cape Town, Oslo
7 p.m.: Bucharest, Athens, Tel Aviv, Tallinn
11 p.m.: Bangkok
1 a.m. on September 30: Seoul, Tokyo
2 a.m. on September 30: Sydney
4 a.m. on September 30: Auckland
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