Monday, November 20, 2017

A Warholian Tale Of Art As Jewellery

A Warholian Tale Of Art As Jewellery

Christie’s launches ‘Art as Jewellery’ sale

"Joan of Arc"metal necklace with Gold leaf and glass Stones

"Joan of Arc" variation resin necklace with glass Stones

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Rhogit-Rhogit, Zhdrick & Tiimky, The Male Dolls

"Milk Boy" Rhogit-Rhogit sculpture, 2006

"Tough and Beautiful. So tough they’ll break your heart! Yet so handsome, so intelligent, and so spiritual, you, like Mdvanii, won’t be able to resist them. Rhogit-Rhogit and Zhdrick, his close buddy, are the two men in Mdvanii’s life" (Rhogit-Rhogit and Zhdrick's Catalogue,1992)



"Milk Boy" artwork as featured in Sang Bleu magazine, photo FT.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Surreal Bijoux GAMBETTES collier 1988 inspired by Schiaparelli

Surreal Bijoux GAMBETTES collier 1988 inspired by a 1940's creation of Schiaparelli

Silver version was sold already in 2008 in prestigious Paris auction house Drouot with over 1000 euros:

This is more rare variation in gold color metal and Schiaparelli's "Shocking Pink" color.

Knit necklace with hanging gold color gilded metal stockings/legs in true Dalian Surrealism

gilded gold color SURREAL stockings/legs

BillyBoy* PARIS Surreal Bijoux hand vowen tag

variation, collection privée

variation, collection privée

variation, collection privée

Friday, June 13, 2014

"Voyage a Venice - Hommage Peggy Guggenheim", ZIBBI

"Voyage a Venice - Hommage Peggy Guggenheim circa 1916", ZIBBI Mdvanii, BillyBoy* and Lala 1995

ZIBBI bouduar dolls were inspired by the works of Wiener Werkstätte during early 1900 and Art Deco. All of their clothes are made of vintage couture fabrics.

ZIBBI exhibition poster and rattan box for the doll

ZIBBI logo, Chinese ink, Lala.

Photo c Sumiko Wananabe and FT

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Is The Doll World Ready For a Little Discipline?

"Kit Kat", Mdvanii doll and Dheei, 1998
Granite stone base with gold "Mdvanii PARIS" engraving
"Temples of Fusion", three panel painting set by BillyBoy*, 2005

"Alluring, provocative and yet incredibly stylish, these sculptures with a lifestyle are truly works of art. They cannot be compared with ANYTHING that exists in the world today. Mdvanii says “Retro is out!!!”. One more time, she imposes herself as a trendsetter. Can you adjust to the new chic of the 21st century? But of course you can...!"

In 1998 was completed the collection named "Is the Doll World Ready for a Little Discipline?", transfiguring Mdvanii, Dheei and Soraya in daring, confrontational futuristic visions. The idea of dressing Mdvanii in a re-vamped S&M gear called "Discipline" came as early as 1996, as BillyBoy*'s reaction to the massive recuperation of the "Haute Couture" theme for a new generation of commercially-made fashion dolls in the USA, which was vastly promoted and raved about by doll magazines, notably the "make over" fad. "I have created a monster!!!" was BillyBoy*'s response when he became aware of this phenomena. 

“1940s and 50s retro kitch is just toooo boring and totally, totally out!”. This is the message that Mdvanii and her friends are passing on to you with this new Printemps-été 2000 Collection. Absolutely sensational, this collection of 11 one-of-a-kind sculptures with a lifestyle features avant-garde fashion tendancies never seen on dolls before.

Presented on porcelain Mdvanii, Dheei and Soraya, its inspiration ranges from Constructivist paintings of the early 20th-century, Belle- Epoque fetishist literature, German Expressionist films of the 1920s (Louise Brooks’ and Pabst’s work comes to mind) with the latest, most daring Parisian Haute Couture trends. 

Text FT