Art Buzz: Champagne Reception “All That Glitters: Gold Jewellery 60s-80s”

By Emily Randolph

Mark your calendar for Friday, July 8, from 6-8pm, when you are invited to Andrea S. Keogh Art + Design’s champagne reception: “All that Glitters: Gold Jewellery 60s-80s”.

The Swinging Sixties unleashed a amazing time period of creative imagination and innovation in gold jewellery. New-found put up-war prosperity in Europe and the US and the attendant disposable income fueled the marketplace for jewelry. Gold charges ended up relatively minimal and secure and provides of 18K gold have been enough.

The Sexual Revolution and New Wave Feminism upended manner. Mini-skirts and bikinis reflected a much more relaxed, significantly less structured tactic to dressing and lifetime. These new fashions and existence essential new jewellery. Jewelers in England, France, Italy, Switzerland and the US exploited the sculptural and sensual alternatives of gold to produce an solely new jewelry art that could be worn at the seaside, to function and for an exquisite night out.

American jewellery at the gallery is represented by items from David Webb and Trianon Seaman Schepps. A Webb turquoise cocktail ring is the earliest piece in the display and Trianon rock crystal earrings are one of the most the latest. Trianon is a division of Seaman Schepps, and these forms of shell earrings are synonymous with this American business.

A fantastic 18K French Brutalist necklace and bracelet set symbolize the greatest of this uniquely mid 60s to 70s design and style. Brutalism is commonly connected with architecture – substantial concrete structures (commonly institutional) – which are aggressively masculine. The Brutalist impulse in jewellery structure is complex and remarkable. Andrew Grima and Charles de Temple, who each labored in London, are in all probability the very best-acknowledged Brutalist jewelers. These French parts are outstanding for their craftsmanship and their artistry. 

Italy is identified for its modern-day design and style, and gold jewelry is no exception. For centuries Italians have been celebrated for their artistry and luxurious goods. Pomellato was started
in 1967. Italian Elsa Peretti moved to New York Town in the 1970’s, partied with Andy Warhol and modelled for Halston right before starting her profession as a jewellery designer with an exceptional deal with Tiffany in 1974. Marco Bicego took in excess of his family’s Vicenza company in 2000. All 3 of these Italian makers share a strong design and style sensibility and a sort of sophisticated simplicity that make their wearable artwork parts uniquely Italian.

About Andrea S. Keogh Art + Design

Andrea S. Keogh Artwork & Style, LLC specializes in present day & modern artwork. The gallery mounts thematic exhibitions from April – November and characteristics paintings, sculpture and operates on paper by artists of nationwide and global standing. It prides itself on its connoisseurship, investigation and reputation for integrity and depend personal collectors and museums as clientele.

Estate jewellery features items from the 1950’s to the 1980’s by sought-following makers this sort of as Cartier, Lalaounis, Pomellato, Seaman Schepps, Tiffany and Webb.

Found on historic Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, the personal gallery overlooks the storied Redwood Library and its’ gardens. The Newport Art Museum is also close by. Avenue parking is readily available on Redwood Avenue (which operates together the entrance of the Redwood Library) and on Pelham and Mill Streets which border nearby Touro Park.

Occur love a glittering evening on the 8th. The exhibit is open right up until August 6th, 2022.




All that Glitters Champagne Reception
Friday, July 8, 2022
Andrea S. Keogh Art + Layout
59 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840



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