The extraordinary jewel collection created by some great artists on display at VITRARIA Glass +A Museum in Venice
On the occasion of the exhibition Precious – From Picasso to Jeff Koons
, the VITRARIA Glass + A Museum
presents more than 160 jewels
belonging to the collection Velvet and created by some of the most important contemporary artists like Pablo Picasso
, Jeff Koons
, Louise Bourgeois
, Damien Hirst
, Lucio Fontana
and Anish Kapoor
The collection gather together amazing works of art that are often unknown to the public. After stopping in Roubaix, New York, Athens, Valencia, Miami and Seoul, the exhibition give the chance also to the Italian public to admire the less known face of more than one hundred names of modern and contemporary art.
The incredible collection
have been gathered over the years by Diane Venet
, Parisian collector of origin and New Yorker by adoption, wife of the renowned artist Bernar Venet. It will be possible to appreciate it in the Vitraria Glass + A Museum
, the new museum in the heart of Venice that opened its doors in September 2014. The museum is characterized by an inter-disciplinary approach where "Glass" expresses the thematic objective that focuses on the glass through the contamination of this element with art, design, architecture, new technologies and fashion. "A +" mean the aim of the museum to expand its research, affording an exhibition area and presenting itself as a meeting and trade place for artists, designers and the creative industry.
Each jewel is conceived as a wearable work of art, it holds a story and was created by the artists thinking about a person in particular. That’s perhaps this intimate aspect that make them even more fascinating.
The double meaning of the exhibition starts right from the title: Precious
. It refers to very rare and precious works of art but also to objects that hold, since their creation, a strong symbolic and personal content. For example you may think about of the pebbles picked up on the beach and then painted by Picasso
for Dora Maar, or the pieces of bone on which he engraved the portrait of Marie-Thérèse.
Full price: 8 €
Reduced price: 5€
Every day from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm
Opened on Saturday evenings from February 21st 2015
Closed on Monday