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Traveling Exhibitions

Judith Leiber: Earthly Delights

Monday, May 15, 2017

Judith Leiber (American, born in Budapest, Hungary, 1921-2018) is known around the world for the creation of exquisitely designed couture women’s accessories that blur the boundaries between function and art, adorning minaudières and compact cases with semi-precious stones. Her creations also include day bags, belts and pillboxes.

Beautifully detailed both inside and out, each tiny minaudière takes months to fabricate, with special attention paid to the construction including the interior details and hardware. Considered one of the largest repositories of Judith Leiber bags in the United States, the Taubman Museum of Art embraces its diverse collection, which is comprised of monkeys, dogs, cats, and babies, as well as several minaudières inspired by other countries like China and Russia.

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Exhibition Specifics:

  • Includes 30 Objects

Space Requirements:

  • 76 linear wall ft.
  • Gallery size: 38 square ft. depending on the layout used

Rental Fee:

  • $15,000

Shipping Costs:

  • Exhibiting venue pays pro-rated, one-way shipping costs

Insurance:

  • To be carried by venue

Courier Expenses:

  • Exhibiting venue pays courier transportation, lodging and per diem

Supporting Materials:

  • Exhibition gallery guide, didactic and labels supplied as electronic files

Availability:

  • Eight week rental, January 2017 -  January 2021

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Judith Leiber (Hungarian-American, 1921-2018) Cheetah-Pattern Clutch (detail), 1990, Multicolored Swarovski crystals, onyx, gold plated metal, 4 x 7 1/2 x 1 1/2 in., Gift of Rosalie K. and Sydney Shaftman, 2008.051

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Fan Handbag, 1989, Swarovski crystals, jet, gold plated metal, silk tassel handle 5 x 7 1/4 x 1 1/4 in., Gift of Rosalie K. and Sydney Shaftman, 2008.032

Black Floral Miser's Purse, 1992, Multicolored Swarovski crystals, jet, onyx, gold plated metal, 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in., Gift of Rosalie K. and Sydney Shaftman, 2008.056

Russian Pop Art Box Handbag, 1990, Multicolored Swarovski crystals, gold plated metal, onyx, 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in., Gift of Rosalie K. and Sydney Shaftman, 2008.030

Elephant Box Handbag, 1997, Swarovski crystals, garnet, gold plated metal, 3 3/4 x 6 x 3 in., Gift of Rosalie K. and Sydney Shaftman, 2008.064

Snowy Owl Minaudière, ca. 2000, Multicolored Swarovski crystals, jet, gold plated metal, Gift of Rosalie K. and Sydney Shaftman, 2008.085

Miser's Purse Handbag, 1996, Swarovski crystals on silver metal, 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 in., Gift of Rosalie K. and Sydney Shaftman, 2008.011