We are pleased to announce that the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has added a significant work by Bettina Speckner into it’s world renowned jewelry collection. A pioneer in using found photographs as the raw material for body adornment, German artist Bettina Speckner’s work transforms nineteenth century ferrotype portraits of people whose identities are now lost. Ferrotypes are unique images created from a layer of emulsion applied to a thin sheet of metal. A graduate of the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, Speckner has received many awards and accolades for her work, including the prestigious Herbert Hoffmann Prize, commendations for the Danner Prize, and The Prize of the State of Bavaria.
Ferrotype, silver, coral, hand-carved maple