50 Participating Artists in alphabetical order:
Alejandra Muñoz Delgadillo
Charlotte van de Velde
Dalila Gabriela Luna
Eva van Kempen
Mariana Castro Mena Oliveira
Meg van Hale
Montserrat Fonseca Llach
Shreya de Souza
Stefan Andrei Mocanu
Dear Friends and Friends of our Friends,
Dead Darlings will stage our second anonymous auction for OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival on November 30! The auction-performance will serve as a fabulous closing event for the festival, celebrating the theme All Strings Attached! In keeping with the established traditions of Current Obsession and Dead Darlings, we continue to push boundaries by fostering connections across diverse creative disciplines, bringing together various genres within the realm of jewellery-making, as well as encompassing works that originate from other fields such as art, design, fashion, sculpture and beyond.
Dead Darlings #17 — All Strings, No Regrets! gives artists and makers the opportunity to bring forth and highlight an artwork they would like to apologise to, before setting it free to find the true love it has always deserved! All 50 selected precious darlings are featured in our online catalogue, scroll down to read all those contrite apologies.
All the makers are listed in alphabetical order,(by first name, cause that's how we roll), but not announced in connection to the piece till right after the sale. It's super fun! Don’t forget to save the date, come see the auction live and Find your Darling!
30 November 2023
Doors open: 18:00
Auction starts: 18:30 SHARP
Fashion for Good Museum
Rokin 102, 1012 KZ Amsterdam
Participation is free. Check our online catalogue. Come early so you can look around, find a good spot and get a drink from the bar. There is no added fee to the selling price, you can pay for, and take your darling home right away!
In keeping with the established traditions of Current Obsession and Dead Darlings, we continue to push boundaries by fostering connections across diverse creative disciplines, bringing together various genres within the realm of jewellery-making, as well as encompassing works that originate from other fields such as art, design, fashion, sculpture and beyond.
Dead Darlings is an anonymous art auction initiative established in Amsterdam. Our platform delves into the intricate dynamics of the love triangle involving artists, artworks, and collectors. By blending elements of performance and exhibition, we spotlight artefacts whose value remains enigmatic—these are our dead darlings. This term encapsulates works that, for various reasons, fell through the cracks and have never seen the light of day. We kickstart our auctions with affordable starting prices and maintain anonymity between the lot and its creator until after the sale, we re-assess notions of commerce and value, while celebrating each and every artwork that comes under our hammer.