Kristof Buntinx Store - Barbara Sarafian
Kristof Buntinx Store

Barbara Sarafian

1500 EUR
Barbara Sarafian
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Barbara Sarafian

1500 EUR
In this photo shoot by Jurgen Rogiers for De Standaard Magazine, Barbara Sarafian sports one of Kristof Buntinx’ creations, a necklace worn over a royal blue scarf. With her natural acting skills, Barbara Sarafian, famous from the box-office hits ‘Rundskop’and ‘Aanrijding in Moskou’, has become the rising star of Belgian film. Back in ancient times the use of coins as jewellery was commonplace. Coins are daily implements exchanged by everyone. To Kristof Buntinx, creating a piece of jewellery from a coin boils down to elevating an object to the dignity of a work of art (see the definition of the sublimation process in the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan). Kristof Buntinx designed his creations for a woman as evidence of her relationship with the royal family. To him the portrait of the King, the reference to Europe and the fact that it involves money, provide the added value to his creation. In these times of economic crisis, in which everyone complains about loss, this veiled reference brings about a re-evaluation.