DEBORAH KASS "OY/YO" STUD EARRINGS
Sterling silver vermeil with 18-karat gold finish
3/8 x 3/16 inches (each)
Makes a terrific gift.
The collection of OY/YO jewelry by Deborah Kass in collaboration with Vale Jewelry is a luxurious yet playful rendition of her undeniably pop OY/YO paintings and sculptures, which reference Ed Ruscha’s iconic text-based work. The reoccurring motif of the two exclamations first appeared in 2011 and since then has been featured in a broad range of mediums, including the notable large scale installation at Brooklyn Bridge Park which debuted in November 2015. The phrases 'OY' and 'YO' are exemplary of Kass’s appropriation of popular culture and Yiddish language.