Beyond Bling at LACMA

I happened upon the Beyond Bling exhibition while at LACMA this weekend. This small exhibit features a sampling of unique contemporary jewelry from around the world, all created using nontraditional materials such as LEGO building blocks, cork, currency and peacock feathers, as well as unconventional techniques such as Gerd Rothmann’s casting of the nose of Lois Boardman in gold metal to create Die Goldene Nase Nosepiece (1988).


The first of its kind to enter a museum on the West Coast, Beyond Bling features 50 diverse jewelry pieces of the larger international contemporary studio jewelry collection of Lois and Bob Boardman, all of which were generously gifted by the Boardmans to LACMA.

I personally love Paul Derrez’s Pebble Collar (1985), created with cork with spray paint and cotton cord.


Which jewelry display from Beyond Bling did your most memorable?


Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection
October 2, 2016–February 5, 2017
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Ahmanson Building, Floor 2
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Beyond Bling is included with General Admission Fare.

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