Beyond Bling: Contemporary Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection


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Beyond Bling: Contemporary Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection showcases highlights from this important donation to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). It reveals how studio jewelers have transformed the medium by confronting social issues and exploring new technologies and unconventional materials.

Consisting of over 300 objects from the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, the collection is by turns edgy, experimental, and even disturbing. Objects range from a necklace featuring a gold cast of a rodent skull to a ring made from a hand- wrought, white-gold nail, bent and thrust through a large smoky quartz. With hundreds of images and five incisive essays, the book brings this little-known collection to light.

Edited by Rosie Chambers Mills and Bobbye Tigerman, essays by Helen W. Drutt English, and Blake Gopnik, Benjamin Lignel, Rosie Chambers Mills and Bobbye Tigerman. A selection of these works may be seen in Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection at LACMA from October 2, 2016 to February 5, 2017.

- Hardcover
- 224 pages, 8.75 x 10.25 x 0.87 inches
- 280 color illustrations
- 2016

SKU: 23692

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