kurt pio

I’ve written about the large-scale bling of South African artist Kurt Pio before, and for his most recent show, Kurt’s muse is one of Elizabeth Taylor’s favorite pieces of jewelry… just a little bit bigger. Why all of the cameras, you ask? I’ll let Kurt explain:

“The Elizabeth Taylor Bvlgari brooch pendant. Gifted to Elizabeth by Richard Burton while they were both filming ‘Cleopatra’ in Rome. It was the start of a love affair. The piece of jewelry was bought from the Bulgari store in Rome and became one of Elizabeth’s most iconic and favourite pieces.
In this exhibition of mine, I’ve produced some classic cameras, these are possible cameras that the paparazzi would have used during Elizabeth’s life. The paparazzi helped to make the Taylor Burton love affair so public. And I loved the dialogue, relationship and connection this specific piece of jewelry and the paparazzi cameras had.”

“You Caught My Eye” is currently showing on the walls of Gallery Orange in New Orleans, and will be there until April 8th, 2020.

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  1. kurt pio /// 03.31.2020 /// 8:22pm

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  2. Alison Keenan /// 04.04.2020 /// 6:39pm

    Your work is amazing Kurt…I was reminded of an exhibition here in Vancouver at the Rennie Gallery…https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3232750/Incredible-photographs-offer-dazzling-glimpse-inside-Elizabeth-Taylor-s-Bel-Air-home-furs-diamonds-artwork-Oscars-packaged-auction.html

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