Repossi/Robert Mapplethorpe: “Jetty” Triple Ring
As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Paris jewelry house Repossi has created a collection of fine jewelry inspired by the artist’s own handmade jewelry and his early photography.
Inspired by a simple silver band worn by Patti Smith, Mapplethorpe’s erstwhile muse and companion, the three pieces in the Jetty line are unique for their use of two distinct polishing techniques—mirror-polishing as well as a brushed finish to create a “patina” effect. With its sharp angles, this line is also influenced by Repossi’s Antifer collection, and the exposed bar of the Berbere collection is echoed in the triple ring.
The Gagosian Shop is the exclusive retail partner for sixteen pieces of the Repossi/Robert Mapplethorpe collection during the month of May 2022.