ARTISTS' JEWELERY: FROM PICASSO TO KOONS. THE DIANE VENET COLLECTION
From July 11 to August 29, 2022
An art aficionado, Diane Venet acquired her first piece of artists’ jewellery in New York in 1967 - a brooch by painter Roy Lichtenstein. However, it was a meeting with sculptor Bernar Venet in 1985 that convinced her, through exploration and research, to begin building a collection dedicated to artists’ jewellery. Thirty years later, this collection now contains more than 200 small, invaluable works of art. 180 of them will be on display at the Grimaldi Forum this summer.
Picasso, Fontana, Man Ray, Kapoor, Indiana, Koons, Braque, Lich Sene, Saint Phalle, Haring, Bourgeois, ORLAN, Sugimoto, Vasarely, Stella, Arman, Rauschenberg, César, Dali, Giacometti - dozens of modern and contemporary artists from all over the world will be on display via an exhibition route that ties the jewellery in perfectly with sculptures, drawings, photographs and filmed interviews. In this exhibition, the infinitely small collides with the monumental. All of the major movements including Surrealism, Abstract Art, Pop Art, New Realism, Kinetic Art, Minimalism and Conceptual Art will be represented.