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GOLD 'PENDANTIF-PENDANT' EARRINGS, MAN RAY
GOLD 'PENDANTIF-PENDANT' EARRINGS, MAN RAY
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GOLD 'PENDANTIF-PENDANT' EARRINGS, MAN RAY

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GOLD 'PENDANTIF-PENDANT' EARRINGS, MAN RAY
18k gold (Italian mark), 5 ¼ ins., circa 1968, signed Man Ray, no. 8/12, maker's mark (Gem Montebello), navy Man Ray fitted case
Provenance
Cf. Sotheby's, Paris, 15 November 2014, lot 185

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Lot Essay


In the 1960s, American surrealist artist Man Ray collaborated with the Italian firm Gem Montebello to produce jewelry. Each design produced was executed in editions of twelve, as inscribed on Lot 17. A highly-respected photographer, Man Ray incorporated his jewelry creations and socialites into shoots with celebrities including Catherine Deneuve, who wore his spiraling 'Pendantif-Pendant' earrings in a 1966 shoot. The form of these earrings evokes Man Ray's much earlier Lampshade (Abat-Jour) from 1919. A pair from this edition is currently in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts' collection.

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