Saturday, January 23, 2010

Art Smith at MADE shop

Dave has an eye for beautiful things, and a knack for finding them! This Art Smith copper Bracelet/Cuff is no exception. Art Smith (for those who do not know) was born in Cuba of Jamaican parents. He grew up in Brooklyn and studied jewelry under Winifred Mason. He opened his own jewelry studio in The Village in NYC in the 1940's. His work was featured in Vogue, Harpers, and the New Yorker. He died in 1982.
Art Smith said "A piece of jewelry is in a sense an object that is not complete in itself. Jewelry is a "what is it?" until you relate it to the body. The body is a component in design just as air and space are. It is one of the basic inspirations in creating form"

For a year or so the bracelet has sat in our house amid the myriad of objects that we have the pleasure of looking at everyday. It is now part of the MADE shop. So.....if you would like to own a piece of Art Smith studio jewelry and you have $1,750, it can be yours! Think Valentine's present.....

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