The exhibition, The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950-1990 is features of 150 pieces created by Bulgari, and were each inspired by Greco-Roman classicism, the Italian Renaissance, and the 19th century Roman school of goldsmiths. In other words, it is a highlight of jewelry that would define a pivotal period in Italian design.
Most notably, the exhibition will include the collection of Elizabeth Taylor, who was known to be one of Bulgari’s most prominent patrons. It will be one of the aspects of this exhibition that will highlight the company’s culture context, especially when it came to its association with other movie stars such as Sophia Loren and Ingrid Bergman, and artists like Andy Warhol (who called Bulgari “the most important in contemporary art). To also further help visitors understand Bulgari’s cultural impact, the exhibition will also innovative uses of sketches, photographs, and other archival materials that shows the interaction of celebrity, design, and fine craftsmanship.
The Art of Bulgari is on view until February 17th. Tickets are at special exhibition prices, starting at $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $16 for students, and $10 for youth 6-17. Log on to deyoung.famsf.org for more information.