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NECKLACE, TAKIS, CIRCA 1985
The pendant containing a magnet attracting iron shot, connected by a knife-edge section to a flattened spherical motif with a hammered finish, to a wire collar, inner circumference approximately 380mm, pendant signed Takis, stamped 916, edition number 1/9, maker's mark.
Panagiotis Vassilakis, a.k.a. Takis (b. 1925) is a Greek artist whose work explores and challenges the boundaries between art and science. From 1959, Takis began working with magnetic fields, which became an important element of his later work, leading to the development of his unique Télésculptures. Like many of his ground-breaking sculptures, his jewels often feature magnetic forces as a hidden element. Takis himself easily integrated jewellery manufacture with the rest of his artistic practice, stating that working with precious metal was a process of 'microsculpture' (Mihalarias, 1984). Pieces by Takis can be found in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and have been exhibited around the world at such institutions as MoMA, the Hayward Gallery in London, and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.
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'The Magnetic Jewels by Takis', Stavros Milharias, Athens, 1985