Phillips announces Lauren Adriana, Jewels Now, a landmark exhibition of Lauren Adriana’s work, taking place in New York and London. Lauren Adriana is a leading voice in a new generation of fine jewellers, creating unique, bold, abstract jewels in a dazzling array of gemstones. Her commitment to abstraction over naturalism sets her jewels apart from others and creates the graphic and sculptural quality that is becoming Lauren Adriana’s signature. Phillips’ exhibition will open to the public in New York from 8-14 March at 450 Park Avenue, before travelling to London, where it will be on view from 20-25 March at 30 Berkeley Square.
This immersive, selling exhibition of 50 jewels is the culmination of two years’ planning and spans five years of work. It comprises new jewels created specifically for the show, but also past work, with jewels privately loaned from around the world. Lauren Adriana, Jewels Now is the first major contemporary jewellery exhibition held at Phillips in recent years, and will mark the first time these extraordinary pieces have been displayed in public.
On the exhibition Sarah O’Brien, International Director, Jewellery, said: “Lauren Adriana, Jewels Now presents a new way of looking at jewels, setting a fresh dialogue for what jewellery should be in the decades to come. In addition to its role as an auction house, Phillips has a reputation for staging exhibitions within its galleries that are educational, accessible, and on the pulse of what is happening now. We are proud to collaborate with such a remarkable visionary in a rare exhibition of her stunning works of art, as we continue our mission of championing the best in jewellery design, both past and present.”
On her work Lauren Adriana said: “I want to move jewellery away from its over-reliance on naturalism and historical motifs, towards a greater degree of abstraction. As an artist, I look to create new forms - to show in a jewel something that has not been seen before. Originality comes from embracing the future, not recreating the past."