Jewelry auctions have eventually made me curious about the people working behind the scenes, and literally standing behind the rostrum. To a certain extent, they become the face of auction houses. Benoît Repellin is one of them. In October he announced the ending of his work partnership at Sotheby’s after almost a decade there and a career path that took him from being an assistant … Continue reading A conversation with Benoît Repellin
The first personal exhibition of internationally renowned contemporary Chinese artist Cao Fei is on at MAXXI. Supernova is a reflection on the changes that took us to the new millennium at hardly bearable speed, on fantasy and life, real and virtual, memory and future: the global tendencies told from China’s point of view. Visit until 8 May 2022. Good News. Women in Architecture show at … Continue reading Art exhibitions in Rome, winter 2022
An important private lifetime collection of Rene Lalique’s pieces and designs will be presented at Sotheby’s auction tomorrow in Paris. SURREAL GENERATION asked Marie-Cécile Cisamolo, Jewelry Specialist and Director of Sotheby’s, to tell us about her favorite lots of the sale.
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Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet? Take a look at our SURREAL GENERATION selection of Holiday ornaments.
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Hi dear readers! Christmas is coming, and SURREAL GENERATION is excited to step in the holiday season. From today, we start sharing articles that will certainly give you ideas and inspiration for this magical period. Stay tuned!
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An outstanding auction by Christie’s, displaying a variety of prominent, coming-from-royal-families pieces, is going to take place tomorrow in Geneva. Among the splendid precious lots, Evgenia Pukhaeva had chosen 2 remarkable pieces to share with you some insights about. These pieces belonged to women that during their lifetimes, and even centuries after, were and are an avowed epitome of power, wealth, and beauty. Their names … Continue reading Royal lots at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels
SURREAL GENERATION has the pleasure to report on a recent visit to take a look at jewelry pieces of La Dolce Vita Online Sale at Christie’s office in Milan. From the exquisite selection of jewels by Italian and International Maisons, jewelry historian Evgenia Pukhaeva is going to guide us around her personal favorites. Bvlgari’s flower sautoir is the star of the current auction. The piece is dated back … Continue reading Christie’s, La Dolce Vita
While we are getting used to yellow leaves and gloomy skies, all the seasonal flowers are bursting with color at David Webb’s boutique in New York City. The Maison has launched the new Asheville collection. It is the first completely new collection by David Webb since his passing.Bewildering at first sight; it might look as if the new pieces have nothing in common with David … Continue reading The new David Webb
SURREAL GENERATION continues the Iconic designs series. Today we introduce the 3rd chapter about the quintessential American jeweler – David Webb. Animal Kingdom In 1957 David Webb made his first animal-inspired bracelet. By the end of the 1960s, precious animals became a must-have for the smart set, and David Webb turned into a synonym of animal jewelry in the USA. He wasn’t the only one to create … Continue reading Iconic Designs. David Webb
Hemmerle celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Harmony bangle.First created in 1991, Harmony has since become a truly iconic piece of the Maison and a must for jewelry collectors. Harmony bangle is an out-of-time piece. Its minimalistic shape looks modern but makes one think of archaic ornaments. It is basic and constant, and at the same time, is an object of endless experiments of designers … Continue reading Hemmerle Harmony bangle turned 30