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October 11, 2008updated Feb 28, 2013

Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany And Lalique at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

The Cleveland Museum of Art will soon open a new exhibit exploring the work of three famous designers of jewelry and luxury goods: Fabergé, Tiffany and Lalique. The exhibition, only shown in Cleveland and San Francisco, reunites works that have not been presented together since they were first shown at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris, where the designers’ rivalry took center stage.

Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique will be at the Museum starting October 19, 2008 until January 18, 2009. Visitors will be able to view nearly 300 objects from more than 50 international lenders including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco. Some of the objects have never before been exhibited in the United States.

This exhibition is the first comparative study of the work of the three greatest jewelry and luxury goods designers at the turn of the 20th century. Artistic Luxury will explore how these designers responded to the demand for luxury goods among the world’s Gilded Age consumers in the years leading up to the first world war. Each was known for his own characteristic style and achievement as well as geographical sphere of influence, which will be highlighted in this exhibition through separate galleries devoted to each jeweler. In the end, each of the artists was linked by a common purpose: to provide the most luxurious and artistic creations to their clientele. Tickets required, on sale August 1.

The Museum created several hotel packages for women interesting in pampering themselves. To plan your Girlfriend Getaway in Cleveland, visit: http://clevelandblings.com/girlgetaway.html

For more information or to purchase exhibition tickets online visit: www.clevelandart.org/purchasetickets/

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