George Rickey (190-USA-2002), Two Lines UpNew York, 1967. Silver, unique pair of large kinetic earrings, each with two long pointed triangular blades, on sliver stand. Length of blade 14.8 cm. Height of earrings 18 cm. Height including stand 22.8 cm. Unsigned. Photo courtesy 

ProvenanceGift to the artist's wife, Edie; Diane Venet, Paris

LiteratureRenée Sabatello Neu, 'Moderner Schmuck von Malvern und Bildhauern / Moderne Juwelen' door Schilders en Beeldhouwers - Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, New York 1967, no. 90; Maxwell Davidson III, George Rickey. The Early Works, Atglen 2004, p. 269; Diane Venet (ed.), From Picasso to Jeff Koons. The Artist as Jeweller, New York 2011, p. 218

ExhibitionNew York, circulating exhibiting organised by MoMA, Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, 1967; New York, traveling exhibition, Museum of Art and Design, From Picasso to Jeff Koons. The Artist of Jeweller


Gio Pomodoro (Orciano di Pesaro 1930-2002 Milan), Necklace, Italy, 1964. Pure 24ct gold, 18ct white and yellow gold, emeralds. Width max. of front 15.5 cm. Height max. of front 9 cm. Diameter 14.5 cm. Signed 'G. Pomodoro '64'.

Made up from five irregular textured placquettes, further decorated with 18ct yellow gold kinetic armatures, kinetic ball, melted granules, and white gold highlights, and set with circular-cut emeralds including one on the elaborate clasp.

ProvenanceMarlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York

Literature:MoMA 67, no. 88, necklace dated 1964

Exhibition: New York, circulating exhibition organised by the Museum of Modern Art, Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, 1967-1968; Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt and Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam