@MissT123 Oh, WOW, that ring is fantastic. The enameled skull on the reverse just totally puts it over the edge. Thank you for posting it!
@Jolie Kerr EXCELLENT, thank you. You may have just given my sad little african violet plant stand a few more years of life. Fingers crossed...
Jolie, yaaaaay!!!! Ok, I have a question: For the butter & ashes paste (which totally sounds like some sort of obscure Catholic ritual), does it HAVE to be cigar/cigarette ashes, or can we use ashes from a match or paper or something?
@Jolie Kerr Seriously, is that not GORGEOUS? I'm dying.
@Feminist Killjoy Aw, bless you. Don't worry! I kind of fell off the internet (except Twitter; I can never leave Twitter) because I started a new job recently and my life has been in an uproar. But the big Spring auctions aren't too far away, so I promise I'll have a new post soon!
@cupcakecore The Met have only released a handful of official photos from the exhibit, and the only time they allowed photography was during the press preview - so what you're seeing there are photos taken by the writer through glass display cases. They're actually a lot better than some of the other images I've seen! There is a catalog, though, if anybody wants to see more but can't make it to the exhibit.
Also, a tip! JAR is super particular about how his jewelry is displayed, and he loves low lighting. But with crazy pave like that, it can be really hard to distinguish all the different colors in the jewelry. So if you go, bring a penlight or little flashlight with you - you'll catch a lot of detail you would otherwise miss, and it really brings out the color in the gems. At the last big JAR exhibit (in London in 2002), the gallery was completely dark, and we were given flashlights at the door. It was amazing.
@laurel (That is my favorite joke and I tell it ALL THE TIME and I will NEVER APOLOGIZE)
@laurel Why did Peggy Guggenheim pick up the phone? Because Alexander Calder!
@Judith Slutler Yes! They are so wonderfully fascinating. I've been obsessed with the Philadelphia Centennial for years now... It was a city in itself, and it was basically the first one to really be a success in the US. It even had its own branch of the Railroad! Now we only have two buildings left, and hardly anybody knows what an incredible thing took place on that spot. UNTIL THEY MEET ME HAHAHAHAHAHA
@Gwdihw I'll get right on that.