The official West Coast Representative of the
Archival Collection by ROBERT LEE MORRIS

proudly presents:

ROBERT LEE MORRIS, Lisa M. Berman & Host Sharon Berman for another exciting & insightful episode of her JEWELRY JOURNEY
Golden Brass Double Disc helmet, over slitted mask with high-rising Forehead protector, Hammered breast plate, form fitted to body of Japanese super model, Sayoko Yamaguchi,
rest her soul in peace, Twin wing Epaulets worn on 12 sets of shoulders all on the runway
at once... were for the first Paris fashion show I did with Kansai Yamamoto,

The overlapping collars were for Donna Karan 1990,Helix belt for Geoffrey Beene in 79, 
the rest below are experimental belts, as described by Robert Lee Morris
What you’ll learn in this episode:
  • How Robert Lee Morris started as a self-taught jewelry designer and forged a path to the pinnacle of the fashion jewelry world.
  • How galleries like Sculpture to Wear and ARTWEAR helped promote studio jewelry.
  • What it was like to be part of the 70s and 80s fashion scene.
  • How Robert Lee Morris became a household name.
  • Why the excess of the 80s led to the minimalism of the 90s.  
  • How taste in jewelry has changed over the years.
Robert Lee Morris is a fashion jewelry designer and sculptor, who attributes much of his inspiration to organic forms he admires in nature and to designing for an imaginary futuristic society. His designs have been made in gold, silver and bronze. He is known for his 24 karat matte gold plating and rich deep red copper and green patina. Robert has collaborated with many leading fashion designers, including Geoffrey Beene, Karl Lagerfeld, Kansai Yamamoto, Calvin Klein, Anne Klein, and most notably Donna Karan. He was awarded the Coty Award in 1981, earned the CDFA Award (Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc.) an unprecedented three times (never given to a Jewelry Designer) & and the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award by the CFDA Awards in 2007.

Robert was first discovered in 1971 by New York gallery owner Joan Sonnabend and first exhibited his work at her art jewelry outpost in the Plaza Hotel called Sculpture to Wear. Shortly after the closing of Sculpture to Wear in 1977, he opened the first iteration of ARTWEAR Gallery. After relocating to SoHo in 1978, he gained new celebrity clientele, including Issey Miyake, Madonna, Cher, Bianca Jagger, Janet Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, amongst others. 
Lisa M. Berman is known as the Visionary Proprietor of the iconic gallery Sculpture to Wear, which was instrumental in launching the studio jewelry movement in the United States. Berman curates exhibitions and places collections into museums, as well as offering an eclectic array of art, jewelry and unique objects via her gallery to discerning collectors, media and art institutions, which have been featured in multiple films, television and publications. She is also the founder of Berman Arts Agency, Director of the Oropeza Sculpture Garden, the Official West Coast Representative of the Archival Collections by Robert Lee Morris’s & Cara Croninger. In 2020, she was appointed the first Ambassador for ARTISTAR Jewels in the U.S. *No relation to host Sharon Berman
SCULPTURE TO WEAR is honored to be named the official
West Coast Dealer of the
Archival Collection by ROBERT LEE MORRIS.

Please visit my website or contact me directly to learn more
about the selection of legacy works for private acquisition.
PRESS & MUSEUM inquiries are welcome.

LISA M. BERMAN 310 403-0531