March 2017 Academic & Specialist Arnoldsche

HELGA ZAHN: Jewelry. One-off and Series edited by Die Neue Sammlung, Stadt Schwarzenbach

HELGA ZAHN: Jewelry. One-off and Series
edited by Die Neue Sammlung, Stadt Schwarzenbach


Hardback | Feb 2017 | Arnoldsche | 9783897904811 | 104pp | 295x223mm | Stocked item (check) | RFB | AUD$94.34, NZD$125.66

In the 1960s and 1970s Helga Zahn (1936–1985) was one of the leading jewellery artists in Great Britain. She had a preference for silver and natural materials such as pebbles. Her vocabulary is formed from the clarity of simple geometric shapes –  the rectangle and circle –  from the simpilcity and sobriety of connecting elements –  mostly simple small rings –  and from an almost starkly reduced colour canon: silver, black, brown. Exceptional one-off jewellery pieces emerged, partly using found objects.