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Tiffany & Co. Window Takeover: Robert Rauschenberg & Jasper Johns

Step inside Tiffany & Co.'s surreal, spellbinding new window display on Old Bond Street, which honours American painters Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns

To coincide with the Tate Modern Robert Rauschenberg retrospective, Tiffany & Co. on New Bond Street has spruced up its flagship windows with an exclusive exhibition of iconic artwork by American painters, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, who worked under the collaborative pseudonym of Matson Jones throughout the 1950s. 

Tiffany & Co. first collaborated with Matson Jones over 60 years ago, when legendary Tiffany window designer Gene Moore commissioned the duo to design dramatic, unconventional vignettes for Tiffany’s flagship windows on Fifth Avenue in New York. The pair created a series of surreal, beguiling displays that juxtaposed gleaming gemstones with striking monochromatic, painterly landscapes, showcased from 1956-1958.

For 2017, Tiffany has reignited this collaboration by recreating original displays and placing these next to this season’s opulent new collections. Tiffany & Co. is an official sponsor of the Robert Rauschenberg retrospective at the Tate Modern, which is running until April 2017. 

 25 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4QB, www.tiffany.co.uk