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Pol Bury

Pol Bury

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  • Pol Bury (1922-2005)


Pol Bury is a Belgian painter and sculptor who started his career in art movements like La Jeune Peinture Belge and COBRA. Influenced by the work of Calder, his early kinetic sculptures were exhibited in the 1955 group exhibition Le Mouvement at Galerie Denise René in Paris. His work is present in the permanent collection of numerous museums worldwide.

While investigating metal and movement on a vast scale, Pol Bury also began to explore in his jewellery the same themes in miniature, working mainly from cardboard models. Between 1967 and 1975, Bury worked with GEM Montebello in Milan and Galerie Maeght in Paris, with whom he produced a series of gold jewellery editions, some of which were exhibited at Cartier in New York in 1971. In Bury’s jewellery, the movement of the body took the place of the magnets that characterised his large-scale work. 

The present ring is designed by Pol Bury for Galerie Maeght. 

    • "Tiges sur un carré" ring 
    • 18K gold 
    • designed by Pol Bury for Galerie Maeght
    • Edition of 30
    • incised with artist's signature 'Pol Bury', hallmarked and numbered 12/30
    • 1974
    • 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm
    • 20 gr
    • Literature: Diane Venet ed., Bijoux d'artistes: de Picasso à Jeff Koons, Skira Flammarion Ed., Paris, 2011, p. 232
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