Joan Sonnabend and the art of jewelry
Some people would pay a fortune to hang a piece by Pablo Picasso on their walls. Joan Sonnabend wanted to hang one around her neck. A Boston-based art dealer with a passion for jewelry, Sonnabend ran a small gallery called Sculpture to Wear in New York from 1973 to 1977. Sonnabend died in December and several pieces from Sculpture to Wear and her personal collection will be up for auction Tuesday at Skinner.