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Val Stern, Nude, Sculptural Paperweight, 21st Century



Materials: Patinated bronze Dimensions: Height: 1 1/2 inches Length: 5 1/4inches Width: 2 1/2 inches Weight: 20.3oz (577.3g) Val Stern It is a well-known fact that the success of any artist is justified, first, by his or her talent. Of course, an element of luck is very important but it is secondary. One can say with certainty that Val Stern has been doubly lucky for he is not only an extremely talented artist but, most importantly, possesses an enviable intelligence and erudition. As a result, his unique style stands in the open against the dominant trends in jewelry today. Inspired by an array of influences, such as nature, cosmology, myth, religion, symbolism, and occultism, his totally unexpected concepts determine his unconventional use of rare precious stones and unusual selection of metals. Frequently, he even fashions his own tools and invents new techniques in order to achieve the look he desires. Each piece of jewelry strikes an observer with the conceptual strength and originality, virtuoso technique and mature style. However, above all, the main artistic feature is that the clear border between the applied and Fine art erased completely! Every masterpiece created by this outstanding modern master is an indisputable objet d'art and a beautiful sculpture at first, and only then a piece of wearable jewelry. With his mother being a prominent painter herself, Val was fortunate enough to grow up surrounded by an artful environment that from a very early age had formed his love for beauty in all its manifestations. It is no wonder that already at 17 he became an apprentice of Mr. Simon Rudle, a third Generation of Carl Faberge jewelers. After only a year of apprenticeship, Val was a full-fledged jeweler, employed by the Rudlier Jewelry in New York City. Since 2001, he has been working successfully with private international clientele, exhibiting and selling through a family owned art gallery in Manhattan. The triumphant solo debut of his jewelry collection took place in 2004, at the Aaron Faber Gallery in New York City, and many others followed since though Val himself considers his extremely successful solo exhibition in the spring of 2016, at the cult avant-garde Dejavu Art Gallery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, as the most important in his career up to this day. He also finds mystically significant that fact that Andy Warhol first exhibited his works in this space. However, the real breakthrough and recognition came in 2013, when the famous writer, editor, photographer, artist, socialite and fashion guru, Ms. Lisa Eisner appeared at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, wearing Val Stern's stunning Owl Ring that made him and his "little precious miracles" known to many overnight. Stern's jewelry collections were highlighted by the New York Magazine, Where, Art & Antiques, Black Tie and many other high-end publications.


  • Creator
    Val Stern (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)Width: 5.25 in. (13.34 cm)Depth: 2.5 in. (6.35 cm)
  • Style
    Romantic (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
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  • Condition
    We make our best effort to provide a fair and descriptive condition report. Please examine the photos attentively, as they are an integral part of the item description...
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU281939378573

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