Lecture
Tuesday 11 June 2019
6:30pm ET
450 Park Avenue, New York

RSVP: jewels@phillips.com

Image caption: The last royal Dubu, ever, cloisonné enamel on fine gold and fine silver, 18, 22, 24 karat gold, tourmaline, opal, pearl, glass, moonstone, shell. Photo by Antfarm.  

One person's "beautiful" is another's "grotesque", while the opposite holds equally true. How does the artistic mind select, filter, and process daily experiences and transform them into wearable art? This lecture by American studio jeweler William Harper will guide our members through the mind of a creator, and help us understand what things - from the mundane to the sublime - inspire the artistic mind. And this lecture will definitively answer the question: What is a Dubu?

William Harper's work has been in solo exhibitions worldwide since 1977, at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. His work is in the permanent collections of many museums as well. He lives and works in New York City. Catalogs documenting a retrospective from the Cleveland Institute of Art can be purchased from the CIA (order it directly at cia.edu/harper) and Mr. Harper will be available to sign them at the conclusion of the talk.