Sotheby’s holds its first auction and exhibition dedicated to artist-designed jewellery

This weekend, Sotheby’s opens Art as Jewelry as Art, a unique online auction and exhibition in New York (September 24 – October 4, 2022) featuring jewelry designed by 65 major artists of the 20th century. From Georges Braque’s gold-plated, bird-like brooches inspired by Greek mythology, to Louise Nevelson’s sculptural pendants, to a pair of Salvador … Read more

Meet Isamaya Ffrench, the “Salvador Dalí of modern makeup” who sees the face as a 3D canvas

At first glance, Isamaya Ffrench might be labeled a makeup artist (or MUA), but the label proves pathetically reductive. While her painted faces have graced the runways of Thom Browne, Junya Watanabe and Vivienne Westwood, she’s an artist with a capital A. Citing English painter Francis Bacon, French photographer and perfumer Serge Lutens and Japanese … Read more

See “shocking” works by fashion legend Elsa Schiaparelli and the avant-garde artists who inspired her, from Man Ray to Méret Oppenheim

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris just released Shocking! The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli” (until January 22, 2023), dedicated to the life and work of the eccentric Italian-born fashion designer. A mentee of Paul Poiret and inspiration for Man Ray, for whom she modeled over the years, Schiaparelli presented her first designs in … Read more