Harry Bertoia's jewelry on display at MAD Museum in New York


Open until September 25th 2016, the exhibition Bent, Cast & Forged, displays Harry Bertoia's jewelry, exploring his investigations of form and material during his early days as an artist and designer at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Known to many as the designer of the ”Diamond” chair still in production today by Knoll, the Italian-american artist was was also a prolific maker of prints, jewelry, and sculpture. The retrospective, presented in conjunction in MAD's Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Gallery, comprises jewelry works and monotype prints, and offers an early glimpse of a creative vision that would crystallize as his career matured. Bent, Cast & Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia was organized by the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and curated by Shelley Selim, Jeanne and Ralph Graham Assistant Curator. It was secured for the Museum of Arts and Design by William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator Shannon R. Stratton with the support of Curatorial Assistant and Project Manager Sophia Merkin.

Harry Bertoia Gong Pendant

 


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