Another one for my signed Joy collection of Brutalist style large pieces. Measuring 3 1/2 " tall and highly detailed in the craftsmanship displayed in all their pieces. The Question Mark was a motif of the late Art Deco period but this is a revival of that done in the 70's. The finish is brushed textured gold plated on base metal. Take a look at my growing collection and see if you don't get hooked too!!
A note about Brutalism :
Brutalism is a post-World War II style of architecture made popular by artists like Alberto Giacometti & architects like Louis I. Kahn during the ’60s and ’70s. It is defined by repeated geometric or abstract shapes grouped together asymmetrically and uses rugged, burnished materials with lots of texture & jagged edges. The overall look of Brutalism has a post-apocalyptic/industrial fortress type of vibe that utilizes lots of handcrafted metalwork and materials like concrete, steel, glass, bronze & iron.
P.S: Here's an update on who "Joy" is and who had a major hand in producing this line of jewelry. In the past I had a theory about who I thought was the designer behind this "Joy" line of jewelry. It turns out my theory was wrong but now I can announce that with the expert sleuthing of Elaine of the Chatsworth Lady blog she has discovered that these designs were all made in the 60's. The woman who was behind the company of the "House of Joy" operated a small scale jewelry production company in the 60's in New York City area. Her first or last name was "Joy" but which is still a mystery! Perhaps someone will come forward with that information who hears the update about the source of these exquisite pieces. But the main designer was a gentleman named Larry
Erenberg and this was verified by his son who called Elaine as he came across her first article trying to source out who originated the Joy
pieces. The second part of this story is equally as fascinating as Larry branched out into his line calling it Mr. WE and pieces from his house of spectacular jewelry are made even finer than the Joy line. I'm so happy to be able to get to the bottom of this mystery and my thanks goes out to " The Chatsworth Lady " for her fine writing and broadcasting to the world enabling the true story to come to light.
Vintage Signed Joy Brutalist Question Mark Figurative GP Brooch
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