Just wanted to mention a couple of things that are happening this week.
First off, Bonhams New York will be offering, for the first time since the artist’s death, the jewelry of Andrew Grima. Grima was a very important British jewelery designer who created some of the most incredible rings, necklaces, and brooches using raw crystals and semi-precious gems. Although diamonds were also a favorite and he always made sure to use just one to bring “light to the piece.” Grima’s jewelry was worn by all of the European cognoscenti, and his patrons included one Lord Snowden and his was appointed the Crown Jewler in 1970s. His most creative period was during the 1960’s and 1970’s and he participated in the very important international exhibition held at Goldsmith’s Hall in London in 1961. Some of his pieces were so artistic and original that they could just as well be admired as objets. Doris Goldstein wrote a wonderful article about Grima in last winter’s Modern magazine. The sale is taking place on October 19th and the jewels can still be viewed by the public on the 18th of the month.
Also, the Museum of Arts and Design is offering lots of LOOT this week! This is a special jewelry exhibition and sale which will honor the work of a lot of interesting, and young, jewelry designers. And ofcourse, the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show opens at the Park Avenue Armory this week. As always, the show promises to be a hit. This is the place to go and see the most important galleries from across the US and Europe. I will have a full update of what the dealer’s are bringing to the show later this week.
Stay tuned for my full write-up of Frank Gehry’s interview with Paul Goldberger which took place at the 92nd Street Y last week. Mr. Gehry is a star to say the least.