Monica Searle: The Art of the Necklace

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Monica Searle: The Art of the Necklace

60 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10011
January 12th, 2008 - March 29th, 2008

flat iron/gramercy
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Monica Searle: The Art of the Necklace features over sixty glittering necklaces designed by Monica Searle, painter, theater and jewelry designer, and wife of British caricaturist Ronald Searle. The show was originally conceived for the two-fold exhibit Searle & Searle at the Wilhelm-Busch Museum in Hanover, Germany, a museum devoted to fine crafts and caricatures.

The Art of the Necklace captures Searle’s fascination with sparkling objects which, she explains, stems from her earliest childhood. The necklaces are made from beads of all shapes, colors, sizes and materials ranging from inexpensive plastics, glass and metals to semi-precious crystals.

Just as the Wilhelm-Busch Museum presented the Searles’ work together, The Forbes Collection is pleased to present Monica Searle: The Art of the Necklace at the same time it exhibits Ronald Searle: A Lifetime of Drawing (please visit the links to the Carrère and Hastings gallery in the left hand column). Each show is a unique look at the artists’ masterful take on their medium.

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