In dialogue with the rich and rooted artistry and colored stones used by Southwestern American jewelers, MAHNAZ COLLECTION will showcase mid-twentieth century counterparts in worked and textured gold and silver, and colored gemstones. Original vintage design classics will be on view from Europe and the Americas. Jewels from Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Lalaounis, Andrew Grima, Bjorn Weckstrom, Georg Jensen, Roberto Burle Marx and Haroldo Burle Marx, and H. Fred Skaggs, among others, will be available for sale.
A first look at select jewels from MAHNAZ COLLECTION will be available starting the weekend of July 8. The exhibition opening event will be held at Shiprock Gallery on July 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a conversation with Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos – part of the Shiprock Santa Fe lecture series – on July 23rd at 1 p.m.
The full ensemble of jewels will be presented July 21-25, after which a limited selection will be available through August 24, 2016.
“Our collaboration was inevitable,” says Shiprock Santa Fe Gallery Owner Jed Foutz. “We are both collectors of rarified jewelry, and I think viewing our pieces alongside one another will promote an interesting design dialogue.”
SHIPROCK SANTA FE gallery, based in Santa Fe, N.M., is one of the foremost galleries in the United States for Native American art, including vintage and contemporary jewelry, historic textiles, pottery, basketry and artifacts. Celebrating its 10th year on Santa Fe’s historic Plaza, the gallery was founded by fifth generation expert Jed Foutz, who was raised on the Navajo Reservation in a family of traders. Foutz has a studied eye and impeccable aesthetic he uses to select the best Native American work, antique and contemporary, making him an important style resource for top fashion houses, designers, filmmakers, and renowned art collectors.
Foutz has expanded his family tradition by incorporating Mid-Century Modern furniture in his collection, which, with its fine design, materials and craftsmanship, complements and highlights the beauty and execution of works by known and unknown Native American artists. Foutz’s mastery of Santa Fe and Southwestern styles has made Shiprock Santa Fe gallery a necessary stop on any trip to Santa Fe. For more information, please visit www.shiprocksantafe.com
MAHNAZ COLLECTION, based in New York City curates and sells exquisite fine vintage jewels from around the world, made during the 1940s – 1980s, as well as select new jewelry, including Native American works. The collection showcases strong design ideas and is driven by color, especially that of rich and textured yellow gold and colored gemstones.
The full range of MAHNAZ COLLECTION jewels is sold by appointment. An exclusive, curated selection is available at BARNEYS NEW YORK and barneys.com in the United States. You may also purchase a selection at 1stdibs.com.