Last Thursday, Dec 5th Michou and I were invited to Doyle Auction House for a book signing for the legendary jeweler David Webb. All I could think about is how Art imitates life. Currently I am taking a class on jewelry making. In class we are at the point of enameling which is the forte of Mr. Webb so this event came upon us at the most auspicious of times.
Below I have given a hint as to my project of depicting the zodiac and to David Webb's Book and talk.
David Webb's Book
David Webb, The Quintessential American Jeweler, Ruth Peltason
Slide Presentation and Book Signing Reception with Ruth Peltason
David Webb, The Quintessential American Jeweler (Assouline Publishing) by Ruth Peltason is the first monograph on this important designer who redefined 20th century American jewelry. Opening shop in 1948 at the age of 21, David Webb became the indispensable jeweler for society swans and Hollywood stars alike. He understood that women wanted one-of-a-kind pieces, and his jewelry offered bold shapes and exuberant color. Published on the company’s 65th anniversary, this richly illustrated book details Webb’s evolution as an artist and identifies his major collections. The pieces are accompanied by Webb’s drawings, editorial from leading fashion magazines, and photographs of the many women who adored his jewelry, including Diana Vreeland, Elizabeth Taylor, Brooke Astor, Gloria Vanderbilt, Barbra Streisand and Gwen Stefani. Ruth Peltason is also the author of Living Jewels and editor of Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry.