The Fondation Cartier, the contemporary art museum of the luxury jewelry house, will present its latest expo, Cartier, Jeweler of the Arts, in Paris beginning April 3.
The exhibition brings together four artworks made by artists including David Lynch and Takeshi Kitano using precious and semi-precious stones no longer deemed suitable for the brand’s jewelry. Preview images of what they came up with here.
Alessandro Mendini, The Cartier Column
The Cartier Column was created by Italian architect and designer Alessandro Mendini. It stands 2.30 m high, weighs 400 kg and contains 24 kg of gold.
Stones were sorted into categories, encapsulated in crystal cylinders and inserted vertically inside pink gold fluting for Alessandro Mendini’s The Cartier Column.
David Lynch, Jeweled Triangle
Three colored gems, citrine, amethyst and green beryl appear in director David Lynch’s lamp entitled Jeweled Triangle.
Inside the Jeweled Triangle
Plans for David Lynch’s Jeweled Triangle lamp, which questions the way we relate to everyday objects.
Takeshi Kitano, Nécessaire Gosse de peintre
Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano came up with Nécessaire Gosse de peintre, a whale-shaped suitcase containing art materials.
Takeshi Kitano’s Nécessaire Gosse de peintre combines all the accessories a “perfect painter” needs.
Beatriz Milhazes, Aquarium
Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes created Aquarium, a richly decorated mobile in monumental dimensions, inspired by the motifs and colors of her work.
The Aquarium by Beatriz Milhazes is composed of 15 strands, the longest of which measures almost 2 meters.