The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Cartier & Aldo Cipullo: New York City in the 70s on view at Cartier's Fifth Avenue Mansion
A view of the Cartier Juste un Clou collection at Cartier & Aldo Cipullo, New York City in the 70s Exhibition Preview & Cocktail Reception at Cartier Mansion in New York City. Photo: Larry Busacca/WireImage.

NEW YORK, NY.- This April, Cartier is presenting an exhibition titled Cartier & Aldo Cipullo, New York City in the 70s.

Curated and designed by Cartier in collaboration with Stefan Beckman, the exhibition will take place at the Cartier Mansion from April 13 through May 8. The exhibit will include approximately 40 jewels from the era as well as archival drawings, articles and scrapbooks. Videos and a touch screen wall where guests can interactively access various articles and images from the seventies will be part of the state-of-the-art display.

Cartier-New York in the 1970s
Two events in 1969 set the tone for the next decade at Cartier in New York. In October the first diamond to sell for more than $1 million, a 69.42-carat pear-shape went from Cartier to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The sale made headlines—“Liz Gets That Peachy Pear”—and reminded the world of the exceptional gems the House purveyed. That same year, Cartier presented the instantly iconic 1969 Love bracelet designed by Aldo Cipullo.

The exhibition illustrates the excellence and creativity Cartier demonstrated throughout the 1970s beginning with the Taylor-Burton Diamond and the Love bracelet. In the early 1970s Michael Thomas, the firm’s energetic president, campaigned to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1970 to gain landmark status for the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton entrusted Cartier with the special commission of a necklace for their historic 203.84-grain La Peregrina Pearl in 1972. It broke records as the most expensive item sold at the recent auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels in New York City, and the original drawing of the necklace Cartier created will be on view in the exhibition. When Art Deco experienced a revival in the mid-seventies, Cartier staged two exhibitions at the Fifth Avenue flagship of its magnificent jewels and objects made during the Roaring Twenties. Cartier’s central role in the Jazz Age was underscored on screen when it bejeweled Mia Farrow and Lois Chiles for their roles in the 1974 remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby. Cartier, Aldo Cipullo and New York City in the 70s shares these moments of Cartier history in the making.

Aldo Cipullo
In the vibrant seventies atmosphere a charming blonde, blue-eyed Italian with movie-star good looks, Aldo Cipullo (1935-1984) conceived the Cartier Love bracelet while working as Cartier's in-house designer. The publicity surrounding his very first design for Cartier transformed Cipullo into a household name. From that moment there was eager anticipation for every one of his Cartier collections. It was in 1971 that the first nail bracelet was conceived by Cipullo; together with Cartier, they had the vision to introduce a bracelet inspired by the everyday object. His work was influenced by his philosophy of life and changing lifestyles – he designed for the moment while thinking of tomorrow. Raw, daring and ahead of its time – the bracelet echoed the spirit of New York City. The designer’s range of themes reflected New York City life: modern love, the Women’s Movement, Pop Art, Minimalism, signs of the zodiac, backgammon and good luck charms. Cipullo’s instinctual talent for capturing the spirit of the times and dazzling dexterity of the jewelry arts at Cartier will be highlighted in the exhibition.

Cartier & Aldo Cipullo, New York City in the 70s takes place on the 2nd floor of the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion from April 13 through May 8. Tours will take place daily Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m.

Today's News

April 15, 2012

Ninth edition of the China International Gallery Exposition opens in Beijing

Japanese Edo master's famed woodblock series includes "The Great Wave"

Remembrances and exhibits planned from San Diego to Singapore: Titanic sinking being remembered near and far

Christie's holds Third Annual Green Auction "Bid to Save the Earth" online sale

American artist who died last week Thomas Kinkade: Home decorator, kitsch-master, or artist?

Uncanny, startingly real work in Lifelike examines the quieter side of the quotidian

Cartier & Aldo Cipullo: New York City in the 70s on view at Cartier's Fifth Avenue Mansion

First major solo exhibition for Rashid Johnson opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Haines Gallery announces its first solo exhibition with newly represented artist, John Chiara

British police recover Chinese artifacts stolen from the Oriental Museum at Durham University

Metropolitan State College artist Andy Bell creates Zimmerman portrait with Skittles

Tijuanerias: Exhibition of new drawings by Hugo Crosthwaite opens at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Four newly commissioned video installations by Aziz + Cucher premiere at Indianapolis Museum of Art

Cologne based sculptor Gereon Krebber exhibits at Galerie Christian Lethert in Cologne

Human-modified habitats indirectly influence bird-mating patterns, Smithsonian scientists find

Broad Art Museum as MSU launches the Land Grant Residency Program

The Garrison Art Center presents a retrospective spanning twenty years of paintings by Deborah Buck

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful