Art Info / Item Details
Daphne Guinness and Shaun Leane, 2011
Featured in the SHOWcabinet: Daphne Guinness exhibition
This one-of-a-kind glove titled Contra Mundum or Against the World is made with 18 carat, gold and diamonds and is the central piece for SHOWstudio's inaugural SHOWcabinet with Daphne Guinness.
As a child, Daphne’s fascination with armour began through her reading of Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur – a compilation of the legendary tales of the Knights of the Round Table. Captivated by the book’s pictures of renaissance knights, and inspired by her many visits to the Metropolitan and Wallace Museums, the stunning imagery of protective battle garments became the starting point for this extraordinary project.
Daphne has said of the piece 'Armour is like a mask; a protective layer that keeps you hidden from the world. There is something isolating, yet strangely reassuring when you put it on.'
Please note this product is on display as part of the Daphne Guinness SHOWcabinet and will be delivered after 20th March 2013.