Yves Tanguy

Earrings for Peggy Guggenheim

ca. 1938

Yves Tanguy gave these earrings, his smallest paintings, to Peggy Guggenheim in 1938 at the time of his exhibition at her London gallery, Guggenheim Jeune. She was later to wear one of these, together with an earring by Alexander Calder, on the opening night of her New York museum-gallery, Art of This Century, on October 20, 1942, to signal her impartiality towards abstraction and Surrealism.

On view

Artist Yves Tanguy
Date ca. 1938
Medium Silver, gold, pearls and oil on shell (paint on shell in gold and silver mounts)
Dimensions Blue/green earring: 7 x 3.7 x 1.6 cm Pink earring: 7.1 x 3.7 x 1.6 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Purchased with funds given by the Friends of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Accession 2011.2
Collection Acquisitions
Type Painting

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