City Zen Cane (aka Ford/Forlano), Flat Necklace, detail, 1991
Ursula Newman, jewelry curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, selected five pieces of jewelry from The Collection for the museum's permanent collection. Two steps were necessary to formalize her decision, and the first occurred yesterday when the curatorial staff put their stamp of approval on Ursula's selection. The museum's full acquisition committee will meet in September to validate the decision.
Above you see a detail of one of pieces chosen. The other works include
Victoria Hughes' Armillary Neckpiece,1992
Cynthia Toops' Billy by the Riverbank necklace,1995
Pier Voulkos' early caned Neckpiece, 1989, and
Elise Winters' Woodland Ruffle Cuff, 2008
Each of these works has been written about in previous posts.