18kt gold spirals, signed and numbered from an edition of 12. According to invoice, "Made in 1970 in the form of lampshades which appear in a photograph of Catherine Deneuve taken by Man Ray 1966."
Each earring is marked on both detachable hoop and earring "750" "782 M1", third mark is "GEM" for the maker Gem Montebello "Man Ray 7/12" Box on back stamped in gold "GM Gem Montebello"; interior lining of box stamped in gold 'Man Ray"
Joan Sonnabend; Daphne Farago, October 23, 2003 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.
The Daphne Farago Collection
© 2011 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. GianCarlo Montebello curator of the GEM MONTEBELLO Archives