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Posted January 19th, 2020  /  Ends February 12th, 2020

Structure and Ornament: Studio Jewelry 1900-Present

Rago/Wright is excited to announce a follow up to the landmark 1984 exhibition at Fifty/50 Gallery of American modernist studio jewelry, Structure and Ornament, curated by Mark McDonald, who organized the original show at Fifty/50. Structure and Ornament: Studio Jewelry from 1900 to the Present offers a rare opportunity to acquire masterpiece works in a medium that, over the course of a century, was elevated from a craft to a fine art and came to embody the many incorrigible and enthralling movements of the twentieth century.

This auction expands the narrative of jewelry in the twentieth century—its evolution away from precious metals and stones that adorned the body in beautifying ways, and toward an experimental, boisterous and conceptual medium that reflected and contended with the rapid changes in culture, the arts, technology and society. The auction will take place in Lambertville on February 12th starting at 11 am est.