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Antonio Pineda's craft shines in 'Silver Seduction' at Fowler Museum

August 29, 2008 | 11:10 am

Reed Johnson reports from Taxco, Mexico, on master silversmith Antonio Pineda, whose work has inspired a large retrospective, “Silver Seduction: The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda,” running through March 15 at UCLA's Fowler Museum.

"Metallurgically speaking, it sounds paradoxical to talk about a 'Golden Age' of silversmithing. But the phrase comes naturally to Antonio Pineda as he recollects the era when his lustrous creations adorned heiresses' throats, commanded praise from heads of state and draped the creamy skin of Hollywood stars," writes Johnson.

Watch Pineda in the video above, and read the written report here.

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-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City