Juste un Clou

Compelling and exceptional, the Juste un Clou bracelet inspires digital artists everywhere.

For this creative endeavor, Cartier has selected artists whose performances, ranging from subversive to poetic, resonate with the rebellious energy of Juste un Clou. All of them — photographers, painters, videographers, and visual artists — had complete carte blanche to depict their interpretation of Juste un Clou by Cartier. This open-ended collaboration has created images that are idiosyncratic, visually powerful, romantic, and unexpected, hailing from Dubai, London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

 

 

Judith Supine

Judith Supine

BIOGRAPHY
Judith Supine is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He began to speak a month after his seventeenth birthday. Before then, he could not physically articulate words; he could only squeak and grunt. He often drew pictures to communicate with his family. His mom saved all of them – one of the many reasons why she is great. Supine uses materials that are free, or at least very cheap, such as an X-ACTO knife, glue sticks, and ugly paints. He finds his magazines from people's trash cans, the public library, dentist's offices, his little sister's magazine collection.

APPROACH OF THE JUSTE UN CLOU PROJECT
I would walk across the Williamsburg Bridge every morning. I started fantasizing about installing a Juste un Clou sculpture at the top of one of the towers. I wanted to created magical little worlds.

ANECDOTE/STORY ABOUT THE WORK
I made a floating sculpture of my dad wearing a bikini. I swam out into the East River midday on a Sunday. My brother was holding a rope to pull me back to shore. He let go of the rope, and the current swept me downstream.

DEFINE JUSTE UN CLOU IN ONE WORD
Power

 

 

CURTIS KULIG

Curtis Kulig

BIOGRAPHY
Artist Curtis Kulig lives and works in New York City. A decade ago, his private plea imbued with futility and irony, 'Love Me,' became part of the urban fabric of the city. A loyal audience ensued, recasting the declaration with optimism. His studio practice consists of paintings and drawings often done in series that explore his emotional vulnerabilities.

APPROACH OF THE JUSTE UN CLOU PROJECT
Cartier's Juste un Clou was designed in the 70s in New York. It was an impulsive and wild era, a time when something ordinary could become extravagant – just ask anyone who was at Warhol’s Factory or Studio 54. So I wanted to choose words reflective of that time but that still resonated today and put this very emotional jewelry piece at the center of it, replacing each O. The letter O is so round and inclusive; it just lent itself perfectly to the thought. For me, it is more than the words. It’s the motion of the script, the sweeping nature of it that I like.

ANECDOTE/STORY ABOUT THE WORK
I create a lot of small films. While I was working on this project, I was pairing videos of construction sites with classical music. Maybe it was the nail shape that inspired me.

DEFINE JUSTE UN CLOU IN ONE WORD
Forever

 

 

Molly Catherine Scannell

Molly Catherine Scannell

BIOGRAPHY
I will always sneak away and mostly, curiously, secretly observe the world as it whirls around me with a big smile. Whatever I do is fueled by passion and desire — these are my minimal requirements.

APPROACH OF THE JUSTE UN CLOU PROJECT
Process is my favorite part of working. Bar none. Leafing through killer mags, blogs, crushing Pinterest and taking notes of my favorite things that feel "right." Collaborating with Cartier was exceptionally thought-provoking. The Juste un Clou messaging was so fresh & honest to work with — it’s the type of work that I love to do. “What should be remembered about this unique bracelet is that Juste un Clou is more than a product, it’s a spirit, something you desire, it’s a part of you.” How can I NOT be excited to work with this!

ANECDOTE/STORY ABOUT THE WORK
As with familiar strangers, removing the "identity" in art brings an opportunity to tell astory on a larger scale or on a totally different level.

DEFINE JUSTE UN CLOU IN ONE WORD
Transform

 

 

Andrew Westermann

Andrew Westermann

BIOGRAPHY
The Cologne-based artist is also a former international model. Throughout his time in fashion he learned a great deal about art and beauty. His art draws on his dual background, and is infused with his romantic view of life. Simple but elegant strokes, skulls, poems, and contrasting colors give his artwork its unique character.

APPROACH OF THE JUSTE UN CLOU PROJECT
Cartier in my opinion stands for elegance, sophistication, and exclusivity. The challenge and the excitement in the collaboration come from mixing these ideals with mine. Not comparing but complementing each other. Complementing the beautiful object with an elegant stroke and the color gold. Adding the dark and mysterious red that stands for Cartier and adding my signature skeletons.

ANECDOTE/STORY ABOUT THE WORK
If you don’t want to be forgotten for what you have done then you have to leave more than bones.

DEFINE JUSTE UN CLOU IN ONE WORD
Immortel