The ongoing Jeweled Objects of Desire exhibition is like a dream come true for any serious collector. It is being held at the Headly-Whitney Museum and will continue through July 31. Works by the likes of San Francisco-based Sidney Mobell are being featured. For those of you who don’t know, Mobell is well known for his Midas touch that even turns mundane things like mouse traps into extraordinary works of art.
So other than the spectacular 14 carat gold and diamond mouse trap, there is a gold garbage can to look out for. In fact there is a whole list of unexpected combinations of drab with the glam like the gold toilet seat, 2 million monopoly set made in rubies, diamonds, sapphires and gold, a gold-plated mailbox and a rather elaborate gold and diamond pacifier.
We hear that Mobell grew up in an orphanage in Colorado and so is blessed with a unique perception of life owing to his life’s experience. In fact, his works have enthralled every one so much so that he has even earned his way into the Guinness Book of World Records.