- November 19, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm
Free Private Guided Tour of the “Bagues d’Hommes” Exhibit
Van Cleef & Arpels School of Jewelery Arts
Followed by lunch for those who wish
The School of Jewelry Arts presents for the first time, from October 5 to November 30, 2018, the breathtaking collection of men’s rings belonging to Yves Gastou*. The exhibition will showcase an array of 500 rings ranging from the rings of 17th century Venice doges, to American biker rings of the 1970s, ancient Egyptian rings to 19th century “memento mori” skull rings, 18th century enameled rings, to rings by contemporary artists….
The desire to show the jewel through all of its facets, to reveal these little-known treasures is at the heart of the missions of L’École: “Overshadowed b
y the female pageantry, the male ring finally arrives in the spotlight, with an abundance of creativity that speaks to the eye, to the soul and to the heart”– Marie Vallanet-Delhom, President of L’École, School of Jewelry Arts.
This event is free but you must register online above and contact Mary Ann Rivet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who wish can have lunch after the tour at a nearby bistro. A free kir will be offered.
*Yves Gastou opened his Parisian gallery in 1986, specializing in the Decorative Arts of the 20th century. He organized the first exhibitions in France of design masters from the 1980s. He displayed such artists as Memphis, Shiro Kuramata and Ron Arad, juxtaposed with the major decorators of the 1940s and 50s, like Andre Arbus and Gilbert Poillerat. In the taste of such remarkable designers as Henry Samuel, he highlights the creations of designers from the 1970s such as Philippe Hiquily, Ado Chalo and Paul Evans. Joined by his son Victor in 2005, Yves Gastou continues to exhibit spatial and playful furniture from the 1960s and 70s, encompassing the dream of a free and relaxed way of life which a democratized art through the introduction of new materials, such as resin, brass, stainless steel and stone geodes, all while integrating a sleek contemporary design, such as Emmanuel Babled and Gerard Kuijpers.
Place Vendome, 31 rue Danielle Casanova, Paris, 75001, France