MAN RAY (1890-1976)
The Oculist
signed, numbered and dated '6/12 Man Ray 1944/71' (on the side) and stamped and with the indistinct maker's mark 'GEM KT 18 MR 4' (on the reverse)
pendant/brooch with malachite
Length: 4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.)
Conceived in 1944 and executed in 1971 in a numbered edition of twelve plus one artist's proof by GEM Montebello
Private collection, Italy, acquired from Gem Montebello in 1980, and thence by descent.
A. Schwarz, Man Ray The Rigour of Imagination, London, 1977, no. 240 (another example illustrated p. 143).
J. H. Martin, Man Ray Objets de mon affection, Paris, 1983, no. 87 (another example illustrated p. 83).
Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, Jewelry As Sculpture As Jewelry, November - December 1973, no. 67 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
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