Anna Hu at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris

The fame of Anna Hu has no border. Renowned for her exuberant jewellery creations, this talented artist makes her entrance at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, with a hand jewel as precious as enchanting.

By Nathalie Koelsch
Anna Hu - Yin Yang hand ornament
Anna Hu – Yin Yang hand ornament – white and yellow gold hand jewel, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, onyx, rubies, sapphires, garnets.

After fifteen years of career in jewellery, records in auctions and a presence to the State Historical Museum of the Kremlin, Anna Hu keeps having faith her luck will hold and makes an entrance at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris thanks to the Cindy Sherman’s donation.

Anna Hu and Cindy Sherman.

Created in 2010, after a special order from the photograph, the « Yin Yang Hand Ornament » expresses all the Anna Hu’s great skill and talent. Elegantly adorned in yellow and white gold, this serpent-shaped hand jewel, set with yellow and black diamonds, with garnets, rubies, sapphires, onyx, and mother-of-pearl, wraps itself voluptuously around the wrist before sliding on the finger. 

A very moving donation

This is on a ceremony organised at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, that this exceptional piece joined the permanent collections of the museum, in presence of Olivier Gabet, head of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, and the creator, very emotional in her long white dress.  

L'artiste Anna Hu et Olivier Gabet du musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris
The artist Anna Hu and Olivier Gabet, head of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. 

« I am very honoured that one of my creations is now exhibited in the internationally renowned Parisian museum for the richness of its collections of decorative arts. I thank my patron, Cindy Sherman for her unconditional support and her generous donation to the museum. With a true vision of the arts, she came to see me so that we imagined together this unique piece. » ANNA HU.

« I met Anna at a charity gala for an arts organisation » remembers Cindy Sherman. « One of the pieces sold to auction should have been made by Anna for the winner. Like one of the members of the organisation wore a jewel made by Anna Hu, I could admire the excellence of her work. Enchanted, I won the auction and met Anna to make a jewel. In the search of a pattern, I said that I loved serpents, what gave birth to the topic. I was fascinated by the complexity and the flexibility of the parts that make it work. Today, I am very happy to make this donation at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. »

Anna Hu aux Arts Décoratifs de Paris
Anna Hu – ©Francois Goize.

From now on the Anna Hu’s creation belongs forever to the modern jewels collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. 

The ceremony occurred in the presence of a few friends, in the very particular atmosphere of the 1900 salon, identifiable by its stylized wood panels in the spirit of Art Nouveau. This event full of emotions illustrates the open-mindedness of a museum sensitive to art, beauty, excellence, and creativity. 

Musée des Arts Décoratifs – 107 rue Rivoli, Paris 1er.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs website


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