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Man Ray
PENDANTS PENDING, CIRCA 1968
EACH PENDANT INSCRIBED 'MAN RAY' AND STAMPED WITH THE HALLMARK, ONE PENDANT INSCRIBED 'E.A.'; PAIR OF GOLD-PLATED SILVER EARRINGS.
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Man Ray
PENDANTS PENDING, CIRCA 1968
EACH PENDANT INSCRIBED 'MAN RAY' AND STAMPED WITH THE HALLMARK, ONE PENDANT INSCRIBED 'E.A.'; PAIR OF GOLD-PLATED SILVER EARRINGS.
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Details & Cataloguing

Man Ray

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Man Ray
1890 - 1976
PENDANTS PENDING, CIRCA 1968
EACH PENDANT INSCRIBED 'MAN RAY' AND STAMPED WITH THE HALLMARK, ONE PENDANT INSCRIBED 'E.A.'; PAIR OF GOLD-PLATED SILVER EARRINGS.
Each earring inscribed with the signature Man Ray and bears the hallmark, one earring inscribed E.A.
Pair of gold-plated silver earrings
Height: 15 cm, 5 ⅞ in.
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Exhibited

Madrid, Paris & Berlin, 2007-10, p. 282
Tokyo, 2010, no. 393

Literature

Oggetti d'affezione, 1970, no. 117
Objets de mon affection, 1983, p. 163

Catalogue Note

The motif of the spiral was a recurring source of inspiration for Man Ray, most notably in his object Lampshade. Originally created in New York in 1919-20 following the chance discovery of an unravelled paper lampshade, historical importance of Lampshadewas confirmed by its inclusion in the first exhibitions of the Société Anonyme (the modern art group Man Ray founded with Marcel Duchamp and Katherine Dreier in New York in 1920).

Considering the concept behind the object to be eternal while acknowledging that its physical existence was ephemeral, Man Ray went on to make several versions of Lampshade in paper and metal, with the final act being the creation in 1967 of a pair of gold earrings, famously worn by Catherine Deneuve in 1968.

Man Ray

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