A set of four hand blown, colored Murano glass bird sculptures by Alessandro Pianon, circa 1962
FD IN FOCUS
Ballerina brooches and cases are the most enduring designs of Maurice Duvalet, a French born designer who lived in America since the end of World War I. On this side of the Atlantic, Duvalet collaborated with Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, and their manufacturing jeweler, John Rubel & Co., who had recently emigrated from Paris, to create these fanciful jewels and objects.
ON THE WALL
Invader is the pseudonym of a well-known French urban artist, born in 1969, whose work is modelled on the crude pixellation of 1970s 8-bit video games. He took his name from the 1978 arcade game Space Invaders, and much of his work is composed of square ceramic tiles inspired by video game characters.