Publisher:Cleveland Institute of Art
Date:April 2019
Dimensions:10 x 8 x .25 in.
Editor:Glenn Adamson
ISBN:9780961110475

William Harper: The Beautiful and the Grotesque

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In the world of artist William Harper’s vibrant and improvisational jewelry, craftsmanship and concept are always entwined. 

Driven by an intense love for the material process, Harper enters his studio with improvisational spirit, allowing each move to inspire the next. His lush objects combine unexpected materials, including plastic beads, nails, and bone as well as pearls, jewels, precious metals, and enamel. This catalog's title, The Beautiful & the Grotesque, underscores the tension between high and low, between precious and disposable, and between what draws and repels a viewer.


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