STUDIO 7 BY CARTIER
Cartier presents Studio 7
at Saatchi Gallery in London,
from Friday 23rd July to Sunday 8th August 2021.
Studio 7 is a portrait exhibition celebrating the Maison’s seven most iconic creations across watches and jewellery: Trinity, Love, Juste Un Clou, Santos, Tank, Panthère and Ballon Bleu. For the very first time, an incredible show of your Cartier stories are told through a photographic journey, from the past to the present. Located on the ground floor of the Saatchi Gallery, the exhibition runs across four galleries.
Registration required, please click here to reserve a spot.
Gallery 1 exhibits a series of legendary historical portraits featuring Cartier creations. From Andy Warhol with his Tank watch, Jean Cocteau and his Trinity ring to Tina Turner and her Love bracelet, all portraits are displayed in a black and white, linear showcase. Gallery 1 also houses creations from the Cartier Collection featuring some of the earliest iterations of these iconic collections. This includes a Santos wristwatch from Cartier Paris from 1916 and the very first Juste Un Clou bracelet in yellow gold, from Cartier New York dated from 1971.
Andy Warhol photographed at his studio by Arnold Newman in February 1973. He is wearing a Tank wristwatch. © Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images. Used with the permission from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, inc.
THE CARTIER COLLECTION
As featured in Gallery 1, the Cartier Collection was founded in 1983, collecting objects from Cartier’s own production for conservation including jewellery, timepieces and other precious accessories.
With almost 3,500 pieces and still growing, the Cartier Collection has sparked the attention of museums worldwide. These pieces act as material records of Cartier’s over 170-year of style and creativity but also provide wider historical account of the evolutions within the decorative arts and within society since the end of the 19th century.
Gallery 2 introduces a new dimension of portraiture, bringing to life modern day friends of the Maison wearing Cartier creations from all seven collections, with a personal meaning close to their heart.
A series of black and white portraits by renowned British photographer Mary McCartney are projected on a floor to ceiling screen, for a fully immersive experience.
Ramla Ali models her Panthère watch © Mary McCartney
Gallery 3 is home to the Cartier Studio, a custom-built photography studio within the exhibition inviting Cartier lovers to be photographed wearing their favourite Cartier creations. Photographers were chosen and mentored by Mary McCartney.
Gallery 4 is a dynamic exhibition space where stories shared and portraits taken in the Cartier Studio come to life, awakening untold stories from the past. Photographs are unveiled in a moving display of portraits from the Cartier Studio, accompanied by personal anecdotes for each photograph.