Menē x Louise Bourgeois combines the artistry of the latter, who is a highly influential sculptor of the last century, with a renowned fine jewelry brand. This partnership will also mark the first time that The Easton Foundation has worked with a jewelry business to create 24k gold and platinum pieces.
Diana Widamaier got together with friend and director of The Easton Foundation, Jerry Gorovoy as they both chose three pieces from Bourgeois to be made into pendants: Spider, Arch of Hysteria, and Spiral.
According to Widmaier Picasso, who is also the Co-Founder and Chief Artistic Officer of Menē.“We are pleased to democratize access to the artwork of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, Louise Bourgeois. Her creations dig into the psyche from a very original perspective and our jewelry collaboration ‘Spider’, ‘Arch of Hysteria’ and ‘Spiral’ are among the most celebrated works in the art world.”
About Menē Inc.
Menē crafts pure 24 karat gold and platinum jewelry that is transparently sold by gram weight. Through mene.com, customers may buy jewelry, monitor the value of their collection over time, and sell or exchange their pieces by gram weight at prevailing market prices. Menē was founded by Roy Sebag and Diana Widmaier-Picasso with a mission to restore the relationship between jewelry and savings. Menē empowers consumers by marrying innovative technology, timeless design, and pure precious metals to create pieces which endure as a store of value.
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About Louise Bourgeois
Internationally renowned artist Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911. Although she lived in New York from 1938 until her death in 2010, much of her inspiration was derived from her early childhood in France. Using the body as a primary form, Bourgeois explored the full range of the human condition. From poetic drawings to room size installations, she was able to give her fears physical form in order to exorcise them. Memory, sexuality, love, and abandonment are the core of her complex body of work. Louise Bourgeois's art was all about contrasts or oppositions. She would cast doubt upon the actual difference between conventionally distinct notions such as male and female, violence and erotism, and call our archetypal imagery into question. She was always drawing inspiration from her personal experience, and adopting objects such as cages or medical tools, forms as spirals, themes as spiders in
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