goudji.jpgAn exhibit is taking place in Paris now (ending beginning of January) at the famous Gallerie Claude Bernard of the work of GoudjiGoudji is a Georgian who has been living in Paris for a long time and I consider him to be the finest gold-and-silversmith alive. Building upon millenia of tradition, he literally sculpts timeless masterpieces that, though immediately identifiable as his work, still feel vaguely familiar. One can feel Celtic, Etruscan, Scythian, Egyptian influences in these magical pieces that feel like they have been built upon the bedrock of civilisation. The poetry but also the uniqueness of these one-of-a-kind pieces throw back to a tradition of gold and silver work that I didn’t believe still existed. The Art of Goudji captures through it’s beauty, rarity, craftmanship something of the true spirit of luxury in the way homonym Gucci never can. A must see if you’re in Paris !!!