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Vim Delvoye

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Elisabetta Cipriani

Jewellery by Contemporary Artists
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The work is Untitled, 2011 . It consists of 8 (18kt gold) rings, one (18kt gold) chain, and the box. All being inseparable and unique.

Delvoye has done three versions: yellow gold, palladium and silver each being unique.

It is the Christ on the cross and it represents his suffering from its twisting. There are 7+1 rings, because these 8 stages present all the mathematically possible permutations of Jesus figures on a ring. It’s a mathematical exercise.

They’re all 18 kt gold, the remaining elements are silver and copper, which gives a slight greenish hue.

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