Jewels by Jar it’s an exhibition with no rivals. More than 400 pieces on show from November the 20th to March 9th, for the first time ever in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jar, whose name is Joel Arthur Rosenthal, grew up in the Bronx and spent much of his early life visiting museums and loving art, history and antique shops that soon after moving to Paris became his main source of inspiration, also thanks to the meeting with Pierre Jeannet, the other side of Jar.
Jeannet summarizes about Jar: «At every step of the making of a piece, he checks and corrects. And if at the end his eye is not happy, we destroy the piece. But the piece, finished, is not yet at home; his last look is to see that the jewel has gone to the right lady. Then he sighs, his work is done».
From 1978 Jar has his headquarter in Place Vendome, communicating his creativeness through very colorful jewels that remind to nature and animals, mixing and matching metals such as silver, gold, aluminum, titanium, platinum and stunning stones. He doesn’t matter of the commercial side of the product. He wants aesthetic first and to give life to a huge variety of shapes, of design and to many stories to tell through precious stones.
Text by Federica Frosini
November 19th, 2013