How many jewelry houses have their own museums? We don't know, but we're very excited that the Fondation Cartier, the contemporary art museum of the luxury jewelry house, will present its latest expo, Cartier, Jeweler of the Arts, in Paris as of tomorrow, April 3.
According to luxury blog Luxuo, the exhibition brings together four pieces of art (made by such artists as David Lynch and Takeshi Kitano) using precious and semi-precious stones no longer deemed suitable for the brand’s jewelry.
Alessandro Mendini, The Cartier Column
The Cartier Column was created by Italian architect and designer Alessandro Mendini. It stands 7.5 feet high, weighs nearly half a ton and contains more than 50 pounds of gold.
David Lynch, Jeweled Triangle
Three colored gems, citrine, amethyst and green beryl appear in director David Lynch’s lamp entitled Jeweled Triangle.
Takeshi Kitano, Nécessaire Gosse de peintre
Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano came up with Nécessaire Gosse de peintre, a whale-shaped suitcase containing art materials.
Beatriz Milhazes, Aquarium
Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes created Aquarium, a mobile in "monumental dimensions," inspired by the motifs and colors of her work.
Reservations are necessary—call 011-33-142-185-667, from Monday to Friday, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.