In April, Wright hands over our gallery space to Mahnaz Collection for the exhibition, London Originals: The Jeweler's Art in Radical Times. Featuring over 150 pieces of jewelry from the 1960s and 70s, the exhibition showcases jewelers working in London during a period of seismic change in the arts, architecture, technology, design, fashion, music, women's rights and youth culture. The London's Originals' free and forceful design sensibility fostered a renaissance in jewelry, resuscitated the moribund British jewelry world, and made London relevant once more as a hub of innovation in the field.

A faceted green tourmaline, diamond and 18k textured gold necklace on an 18k textured gold torque by Andrew Grima, 1972

Reflective of the broader cultural moment, the London Originals argued for the elevation of the value of design and the hand of the maker in jewelry, and opened once more the question of the relationship of jewelry to art and design.

Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos

Selections from the Exhibition

Continuing Mahnaz Collection's initiative to draw wider attention to transformative makers and pioneers of independent and artist-made jewelry, many of whom are lost masters, a 150 page illustrated catalog alongside texts presenting new research will be published to accompany the exhibition. 

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An articulated cabochon amethyst, cabochon chalcedony and 18k gold necklace by Wendy Ramshaw, 1971

London Originals:
The Jeweler's Art in Radical Times

Exhibition / Wright
980 Madison Avenue
11 – 20 April 2018
11 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday

Exhibition / Mahnaz Collection
32 E. 57th Street
24 April – 11 May 2018
12 – 5 pm Monday – Friday

For inquiries, contact:

Mahnaz Collection
212 717 1169