New Book on Art Smith Jewelry

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There is a new book on the jewelry of Art Smith “Art as Adornment” by Charles L. Russell published by Outskirts press and available on Amazon. Art Smith is one of my favorite American Studio jewelers. His work is not only very elegant, but easily worn by most women. He has recently had exhibitions at the Brooklyn, High and Dallas Museums.

American Modernist Jewelry Exhibition-Dallas Museum of Art

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[100] Art Smith Sterling Necklace copy

“From the Village to Vogue:The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith” is currently on view at the Dallas Museum of Art. Other jewelers of the period are included in the exhibition.
I believe “this area” of collecting is still EXTREMELY undervalued because the works are like miniature sculptures that you can wear and the jewelry is getting more and more difficult to find.