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A Reclusive Artist Shows in Paris

Daniel Brush, who prefers spinning gold to leaving his home, appears at L’Ecole Des Arts Joailliers in his first exhibition since 2012.

New York artist Daniel Brush used to joke that he was more reclusive than Nanook of the North, the Inuk man from Arctic Canada who starred in the 1922 film. “Get up. Look for food. Build an igloo. Go to sleep,” says Brush, who’s best known for his intricate gold jewelry. “I am just so busy and obsessed that I have little time for anything else.” His solitude extends to exhibitions—he hasn’t shown his work since 2012. But for three weeks starting October 13, Brush’s work will be on display in L’Ecole Des Arts Joailliers, in Paris. The show focuses on his jewelry—cuffs and collars crafted from steel, gold, and jewels—as well as his sculpture, drawing, and painting. Each piece is a meditation on time, according to Brush. The objects emerge as if from some unknown past, preserved for an unknowable future. This year, Brush turned 70. But for him that simply means it’s time for more: “More confusions, more work, more opportunities to share it all.” 

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Works by Daniel Brush
Works by Daniel Brush

Works by Daniel Brush

Works by Daniel Brush

Works by Daniel Brush

Works by Daniel Brush

Works by Daniel Brush

Works by Daniel Brush

Works by Daniel Brush

Works by Daniel Brush

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