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Sam Kramer. Jeweler on the Edge

Exhibition  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2020   HIGHLIGHTED-MJW2020   OnlineOnly  /  12 Mar 2020
 
Published: 11.02.2020
Sam Kramer. Brooch: Untitled, 1940s. Silver, glass taxidermy eye, garnet.. 11.43 x 6.35 x 2.86 cm. Photo by: Joe Gold. Collection Kenneth J. Dukoff.. Sam Kramer
Brooch: Untitled, 1940s
Silver, glass taxidermy eye, garnet.
11.43 x 6.35 x 2.86 cm
Photo by: Joe Gold
Collection Kenneth J. Dukoff.

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Intro
Sam Kramer (1913 - 1964) was one of the most influential eccentric American jewellery artists of the modern age. His expressively surreal, organic work along with his workshop in the heart of New York’s most lively and creative district of the day, Greenwich Village, paved the way for many other key mid-twentieth-century metalsmiths - and for many more working today. The new book on Sam Kramer presents an exciting and humorous look at the life and work of one of the great pioneers of contemporary art jewellery, who despite great popularity during his lifetime is no less worthy of discovery today.