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Maria Cristina Bellucci at LOOT 2012

Exhibition  /  11 Sep 2012  -  15 Sep 2012
Published: 04.09.2012
Museum of Arts and Design
Management:
Holly Hotchner
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Intro
LOOT MAD About Jewelry. The Museum of Arts and Design cordially invites you to its annual exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind contemporary jewelry created by 50 of the world’s most innovative studio and art jewelers.

Artist list

Maria Cristina Bellucci
LOOT 2012: MAD About Jewelry, the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary art and studio jewelry, whose proceeds benefit the exhibition and education programs of the Museum of Arts and Design, will run from Tuesday through Saturday, September 11 – 15, 2012. Unlike any other jewelry event in the country, LOOT 2012 gives jewelry lovers the opportunity to meet some of the most innovative creators in the field and acquire work directly from them. This 12th edition of LOOT will be the largest and most international ever, with jewelry by more than 50 emerging and acclaimed artists, hailing from 12 countries. It will also showcase the work of jewelry students from New York’s own Fashion Institute of Technology. 

Accessibility has long been one of LOOT’s attractions, and this year will be no exception: prices for its unique artist-made jewelry will range from $200 to $12,000, with $1000 the average. Another attraction has been the panels and programs it sponsors on contemporary art jewelry, and this year LOOT will offer a Jewelry Study Day on Saturday afternoon, September 15. Like last year, the exhibition and sale has been curated by Bryna Pomp, a jewelry specialist, and Nancy olnick, a noted collector; they selected the artists for their originality, use of materials, and expert craftsmanship. Much effort was also made to find distinguished artists from around the world. Among those in this year’s roster will be the acclaimed German bead artist Axel russmeyer, who in addition to participating in the exhibition and sale will be awarded the inaugural LOOT Award for Contemporary Art Jewelry. 

This annual prize is in keeping with the long-standing commitment of the Museum of Arts and Design to presenting jewelry as an art form. MAD is the only American museum to possess a gallery dedicated to the display of both temporary jewelry exhibits and its own collection of contemporary and modern studio and art jewelry, which it began assembling soon after its founding in 1956.

Remarks

Opening Benefit Evening
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
4:30pm to 8pm
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York City 

Dinner honoring Axel Russmeyer, recipient of the 2012 LOOT Award for Contemporary Jewelry
at 8pm, Robert Restaurant at MAD 

Exhibition and Sale Hours
with museum admission
Wednesday, September 12, 11am to 6pm
Thursday, September 13, 11am to 9pm
Friday, September 14, 11am to 9pm
Saturday, September 15, 11am to 6pm


LOOT 2012 is made possible in part through the generosity of the Silver Institute: Silver Promotion Service. In appreciation of efforts to develop,
innovate, and inspire the field of jewelry design, Van Cleef & Arpels is proud to support MAD’s Jewelry Study Day.

Contact

Press Contact:

Marisa Bartolucci
Assoc. VP of Public Affairs
212.299.7762
marisa.bartolucci@madmuseum.org
Maria Cristina Bellucci. Bracelet: 12 bracelet 5, 2012. Coloured pencils.. Maria Cristina Bellucci
Bracelet: 12 bracelet 5, 2012
Coloured pencils.
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Maria Cristina Bellucci. Necklace: 12 necklace 2, 2012. Coloured pencils.. Maria Cristina Bellucci
Necklace: 12 necklace 2, 2012
Coloured pencils.
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Maria Cristina Bellucci. Necklace: 12 necklace 3, 2012. Coloured pencils, silver.. Maria Cristina Bellucci
Necklace: 12 necklace 3, 2012
Coloured pencils, silver.
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