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