8 October 2007 –Ornament as Art: avant-garde jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection

Some of Gijs Bakker’ most unique work is present in the collection of Helen Williams Drutt. She founded the celebrated Helen Drutt Gallery in Philadelphia, which specialized in contemporary jewellery and ceramics. The book, Ornament as Art, sets standards for measuring the importance of contemporary jewellery as a global art form. It shows the Drutt collection as a whole, with each piece illustrated, and a selection of over 200 objects presented in large-scale illustrations.