Sotheby’s To Highlight Black Jewellery Design In 2nd “Brilliant & Black” Exhibition

Sotheby’s To Highlight Black Jewellery Design In 2nd “Brilliant & Black” Exhibition
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Sotheby’s has teamed up once again with celebrated jewellery writer and curator, Melanie Grant, to organise the second iteration of its ground-breaking selling exhibition “Brilliant & Black”, showcasing the extraordinary skill, imagination and craftsmanship of black jewellery designers from the 1950s to the present day. After debuting last year, the acclaimed exhibition is set to take place in London this September, coinciding with Black History Month.

Entitled “Brilliant & Black: The Age of Enlightenment,” the new London edition is bigger in scale than the original New York show, offering more than 70 pieces from a roster of 25 exclusively contemporary designers. All participating artists have created one new piece in response to Grant’s overarching theme of Enlightenment, a period which represents as Grant states, “a time of growth, individualism and intellectual reason.” This theory of expansion has been realised by the appearance of seven new artists, including Gina Love, Sewit Sium, Ndidi Ekubia and Latoya Boyd (a full list of participating artists can be found below).

On view at Sotheby’s New Bond Street Galleries from 22nd September to 2nd October in full, and until the end of October as an edit, all Brilliant & Black pieces exhibited will be available for purchase, either in person.

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