As partner of Art Basel for the past five years, Cartier is presenting Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, who for Art Basel has imagined a singular work inspired by her canvases and collages, a mobile composed of pearls, precious and semi-precious stones. Crafted by the Ateliers Cartier, Aquarium is both a unique installation and a work of jewelry of unexpected dimensions, described as “intricate” and “overwhelming,” inviting the spectator to contemplate an ideal purity. The space displaying the mobile is designed to resemble a jewel case and reveals the sculpture’s finesse and surprising lightness.
The mobile will be hung at the Collins Building, 139 NE 39th Street (cross streets 39th and NE 1st Court) Miami, FL. Open to all holding Art Basel cards.
For more on the Best of Basel, check out Haute Living’s What’s Haute: Guide to art Basel 2011