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Friday, November 5, 2021

#NIGHTLIGHT #RockYourBody #PeachyinSpace @SAKS Artist Johnathan Schultz Unveils 517-Carat Diamond Sculpture Inside Saks Fifth Avenue's Flagship The one-of-a-kind art piece, “Frozen with Desire,” is an Exclusive Collaboration with Artist Brendan Murphy

Photography by Peachy Deegan 
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 On Thursday, November 4, Johnathan Schultz revealed his latest artwork, a one-of-a-kind platinum and diamond masterpiece, Frozen with Desire, created in collaboration with artist Brendan Murphy. The VIP preview of the sculpture was held at the Saks Fifth Avenue's iconic New York flagship store, in The Vault. The Vault, Saks' lower level dedicated to high fine jewelry and watches, is also where “Frozen with Desire” will remain on display through Friday, January 7.  Whom You Know was honored to attend and the event welcomed a number of guests; those whom we enjoyed meeting include:

Johnathan Schultz, 

Brendan Murphy, 

Caryl Tamoro, 

Antonio Pio Saracino, 

Molly Moorkamp, 

Joel Warren

...and all of our new friends who didn't have business cards!

Frozen with Desire
“Frozen with Desire” pushes the boundaries of metals and diamonds to create an exclusive fusion of sculpture and jewels. The 42-inch art piece features 517-carats of diamonds and stands as the world’s second most diamond-intensive artworks ever made. Differentiated by its remarkable diamond count, ‘Frozen with Desire’ boasts over 6,200 responsibly sourced D to H diamonds with VS plus clarity, set in a 1,809-gram platinum cast. Taking almost twelve months to complete, the dazzling spaceman features a unique cobalt blue finish adorned with Murphy’s signature formulas imbuing the piece with the spirit of hope, discovery and positivity synonymous with the artist’s ‘Boonji Spaceman’ series. Schultz has further pushed the boundaries by fusing platinum and diamonds to blend the worlds of art and jewelry and added his distinctive and individual stamp to Murphy's iconic Spaceman series.

“It's been such an honor to finally unveil this groundbreaking work of art. Throughout my career, I have always aspired to be a disruptive force in the art industry – fusing art with jewelry, diamonds and precious metals to push boundaries and make the impossible possible. To have this work on display at such an iconic luxury retailer's flagship such as Saks, makes it that much more special,” remarked Johnathan Schultz.

Saks x Frozen with Desire_Johnathan Schultz, Brendan Murphy

Thursday, November 4 | VIP Preview Event
Friday, November 5 through Friday, January 7 | On Display to Public, Saks Fifth Avenue Store Hours (Monday through Saturday 11AM-7PM, Sunday 12-6PM)

The exclusive event, which took place in New York City on Thursday, included guests like the CEO of Saks, Marc Metrick, artists, Brendan Murphy, Johnathan Schultz, and many more.

The Vault at Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022

South African artist, Johnathan Schultz is inspired by precious metals and diamonds, two of the country’s most valued natural resources. He integrates these different mediums along with other precious stones and artifacts into fabulous works of art that are not only mesmerizing, but have a back-story of hope, diversity, and the ultimate rise over obstacles. His passion for innovation is matched by his fascination with contemporary art and the way art communicates universally. Amidst all his projects, Johnathan’s goal is unchanging: to make the impossible a reality. For additional information, please visit and on IG @thejohnathanschultz and FB @artbythejohnathanschultz.

Brendan Murphy is a widely known contemporary artist whose work is represented in over 600 private collections. His works' universal appeal pushes the walls of creativity beyond the confines of the canvas exploring sculptural works, conceptual pieces, a wide range of rare materials, and producing his art with non-traditional methods. Brendan currently works from his studio in Miami, FL and has gallery representation in the USA, Canada, Germany, Colombia, England, and Monaco. For more information, visit the artist’s website, or follow on Instagram @brendanmurphyart.

Saks Fifth Avenue is the premier destination for luxury fashion, driven by a mission to help customers express themselves through relevant and inspiring style. Since 1924, it has delivered one-of-a-kind shopping experiences, featuring an expertly curated assortment of fashion and highly personalized customer service. Saks Fifth Avenue’s unique approach combines an emphasis on the digital customer experience with a strong connection to a network of 41 extraordinary stores across North America for seamless, all-channel shopping.

Shop on and the Saks app, or visit to find a store location near you. Follow @saks on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and @thesaksman on Instagram.

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