Diana Widmaier Picasso, is the daughter of Maya Picasso, who herself is the daughter of Pablo Picasso & Marie-Thérèse Walter. Thus, Diana Widmaier Picasso is Pablo Picasso's great grand-daughter.
Widmaier-Picasso grew up in Paris, where her father, Pierre Widmaier, has a shipping business.
Maya à la Poupée, 1938 painting, is a split-visaged portrait of Maya the daughter born to Picasso & Marie-Thérèse Walter, Maya, wearing pigtails & a plaid jumper, holding a doll. Maya is Diana's mother.
Diana Widmaier-Picasso, is putting her name & design talents behind Mene Inc.
Mene Inc is a direct-to-consumer fine jewelry venture, manufacturing & retail timeless 24K gold jewellery online. Mene is innovativing a first-to-market user experience. Prices are transparent.
Mene Inc prices will fluctuate daily based on market jewellery price of gold.
For example, a Mene bracelet priced at $900 earlier this year, costs $1,000 today.
Gold is up about 12% YTD.
Artists have always venerated gold, especially the Egyptians who enclosed their royal mummies in massive gold sarcophagi. Gold was thus always treasured for its solar symbolism associated with power and richness, as well as for its protective and timeless value
I am excited to participate in this inspirational collaboration with my friends Roy Sebag & Sunjoo Moon as Chief Artistic Director of Menē.
Menē Inc is founded by Roy Sebag & Diana Widmaier-Picasso, with its principal offiice at 6 Place Vendome in Paris, France.
Goldmoney Inc. has the third largest equity investment in Menē Inc, after Menē founders Roy Sebag & Diana Widmaier-Picasso. Menē has agreed to exclusive dealing, storage, & wholesale distribution with Goldmoney.
Sebag, the largest shareholder of both Goldmoney & Menē, is CEO.
Widmaier-Picasso, is Chief Artistic Director, overseeing Menē creative & artistic direction.
Sunjoo Moon is Creative Director. A multifaceted designer Sunjoo Moon, formerly designed for Missoni & LVMH's Kenzo.
Menē The Name
Menē ("meh-ney") is an ancient Aramaic word linking jewelry, gold, money, & savings.
A "Menē", reﬂecting 567 grams of pure gold, is the ﬁrst written word for "money" as codified in the Code of Hammurabi approximately 4,000 years ago.
For much of written history, humans exchanged value by pricing goods and services in units of "menē", which provided a predefined measurement of gold.
Those units were often ultimately settled as pure 24 karat jewelry that could be readily exchanged.
This ancient tradition, though often misunderstood by economists, is alive & well in the East where pure gold jewelry powers a savings economy in which jewelry is bought, sold, exchanged, and borrowed against as an asset that maintains its purchasing power.
Roy Sebag, CEO, Goldmoney Inc
Goldmoney is committed to continuous innovation, thought leadership in precious metals, and building a collaborative global ecosystem around all forms of commodity money.
We are thrilled to announce our investment in Menē and support of the tireless work of an incredible team of designers, manufacturers, and software engineers who have invested in the Menē vision.
Josh Crumb, co-founder, CSO, Goldmoney
Diana Picasso wearing the Menē Signet Bracelet at the Women's Power Lunch Event June 20, 2017
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