Lyrical Allure: Interpreting the Buccellati Opera Color Collection

Martin CreedWork No. 1461, Hauser & Wirth;
Buccellati Opera Color earrings in mother-of-pearl, Buccellati Opera Color pendant in pink opal on velvet choker
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Nicole WermersGivers & Takers, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery; 
Buccellati Opera Color earrings in mother-of-pearl, Buccellati Opera Color necklace in mother-of-pearl, Buccellati Opera Color necklace in jasper worn as belt, Faith Connexion silk dress
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Bernard FrizeDawn comes up so youngGalerie Perrotin; Buccellati Opera Color earrings in mother-of-pearl, Buccellati Opera Color pendant in mother-of-pearl on ribbon choker
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The fresh allure of a lyrical motif laced with a storied history creates a presence ripe for interpretation. Founded in Milan in the early 20th century, the family-owned jewelry house Buccellati has infused its signature mastery of craft, depth in materiality and Italian Renaissance influences into the strikingly expressive new Opera Color Collection. A collection conceptualized by the family’s fourth-generation designer, Lucrezia Buccellati, the Opera pieces represent Lucrezia’s magnetism and ability to illuminate a rich heritage in the context of our free spirited present moment. Enchantingly decadent stones of pink opal, jasper and mother-of-pearl set into perfect geometry are playfully open to interpretation and new meaning. The contrast is mesmerizing and speaks directly to me. Embued with the delicate elegance of an Edgar Degas dancer, ribbon choker around her neck combined with the provocative punk sensory of Francesco Vezzoli I layer into the works of Martin Creed, Nicole Wermers and Bernard Frize. A celebration of those who find expanse at the heart of dynamic contradictions.

 

Martin Creed, Work No. 1461, Hauser & Wirth;
Buccellati Opera Color earrings in mother-of-pearl, Buccellati Opera Color pendant in pink opal on velvet choker

Nicole Wermers, Givers & Takers, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery; Buccellati Opera Color earrings in mother-of-pearl, Buccellati Opera Color necklace in mother-of-pearl, Buccellati Opera Color necklace in jasper worn as belt, Faith Connexion bohemian silk dress

Bernard Frize, Dawn comes up so young, Galerie Perrotin; Buccellati Opera Color earrings in mother-of-pearl, Buccellati Opera Color pendant in mother-of-pearl on ribbon choker

 

Makeup by Samantha Dametta, Hair by Cosma De Marinis, Photographs by Tylor Hóu

 

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