Alfred Karram 1970 New York Brutalism Geometric Cubic Bracelet In 18Kt Yellow Gold
Geometric bracelet designed by Alfred Karram (1932-2017).
Exceptional piece of wearable brutalist art, created in New York city by the Architect and artist Alfred Karram, back in the early 1970's. This geometric sculptural bracelet has been individually assembled with multiples three-dimensional cubic elements made up from solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with high polished finish. Suited with a pair of invisible hinges for the openings, a push boxed lock and a two figures 8 for extra safety.
Has a total weight of 55.4 Grams and fit a wrist up to 6.5 Inches (16.6 Cm). Can be easily sized up on request. The width measure is 26 mm (1.02 Inches).
Stamped with the maker's mark, the hallmark for the assay of the gold and signed two times, "KARRAM 18KT A. KARRAM".
Alfred Karram, born in 1932. He was a renowned American artist and jewelry designer, based in New York City. Formerly with an upscale jewelry store and a goldsmith studio at 57th Street and Madison Avenue. He open his shop in 1956, with no formal training in jewelry design, but his tendency was toward modernity. He wanted to offer pieces that would attract a younger audience with both his style and prices. Most of Karram’s jewelry carried a price tag of 50 to 100 dollars, but he was pleasantly surprised that his store attracted audiences of all ages. Karram’s midtown Manhattan shop reflected the same interest in its architecture, designed by the jeweler himself. Steel and hammered brass outside and the interior included wooden beams projecting from the walls. Karram created an atmosphere that was bold, daring, and unusual, like his jewelry. He designed jewelry for over 40 years and after selling his Manhattan store, he moved to South Florida and started an architecture and design business based in Boca Raton named Alfred Karram II. His jewelry is actually displayed in many private and public collections and at prominent museums.
Collections: The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA USA acquired in 2007 an 18Kt Cubic bracelet for their permanent collection. The Museum of Arts and Design, NY, NY, USA acquired in 2008 his "Cleopatra" necklace from the 'Organic' collection and placed it in their permanent collection. The Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio USA. has a geometric bracelet in their permanent collection.
Condition: The overall condition of this bracelet is excellent. Beside the little normal and usual wear, there is absolutely no damage to the gold and all parts are working properly. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and the authenticity.
Note: We are offering the matching ring from the same cubic designs collection in our other listings.
The gold has remains of the original vintage reddish patina.
INVENTORY REF: B0000EMRN/1.331