• SERPENTIFORM Exhibition
  • SERPENTIFORM Exhibition
  • SERPENTIFORM Exhibition
    Keith Haring, 19-82, 1982© The Keith Haring Foundation
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    Joana Vasconcelos, Pantelmina #3, 2004 © Luís Vasconcelos/Courtesy Unidade Infinita Projectos
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    Niki de Saint Phalle, Pouf serpent jaune, 1994 © Niki Charitable Art Foundation, tutti i diritti riservati
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    Serpenti bracelet in gold with jade, rubies and diamonds, 1965 Bulgari Heritage Collection
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    Armilla in the form of snake, 1st century B.C. From Pompei, Casa del Fauno, VI, 12 1-8 Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
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    Benedetta Barzini by Gian Paolo Barbieri for Vogue Italia 1968
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    Isa Stoppi by Gian Paolo Barbieri for Vogue Italia 1964

Serpentiform

March 9 Museo di Roma – Palazzo Braschi opened its doors to the vernissage of the exhibition SerpentiForm, a project by Bulgari promoted by Capitoline Superintendency for Cultural Heritage. Paying tribute to a motif that has contributed to increasing the Maison's creativity and international fame, SerpentiForm narrates with wonderfully creative and multi-facetted experience how the snake has also inspired many important names in contemporary art, design, fashion, decorative arts and photography.
The exhibition path will unfold from ancient jewels - on loan from Pompeii and the Archaeological Museum of Naples – to contemporary artworks of artists such as Keith Haring, Niki de Saint Phalle, Alexander Calder, Mat Collishaw, Paul Klee, Joana Vasconcelos. More than 40 one of a kind Serpenti Bulgari masterpieces from 1960s until today will illustrate the captivating evolution of this sinuous motif in the pioneering creativity of the Maison. Images by famous photographers such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Helmut Newton, delightful vintage clothes by the best Italian fashion designers and creations from prestigious theatre and cinema archives will further enrich the eclectic set up.

In light of the widespread appreciation, SerpentiForm has been prolonged until May 8, 2016 in relation to the original end date (April 10).