*Guayasamin 1970's very rare kinetic pendant in 18 kt yellow gold with 4.50 cts of Aquamarines
Kinetic pendant designed by Oswaldo Guayasamin (1919-1999).
An extraordinary sculptural piece of kinetic and Op-art, designed back in the 1970's by the Ecuadorian artist, Oswaldo Guayasamin. This wearable geometric sculpture was conceived as a pendant in the shape of a triangle and is titled "La Lluvia" (the rain). Was impeccable crafted as an unique piece, in solid 18 kt of polished and textured yellow gold with a bale of 10 mm on top to wear into a chain.
Is embellished with 15 dangling elements placed in strict geometrical pyramidal order and each one is bezel set with a marquise cut of a natural blue aquamarines. All gemstones are calibrated, eye clean and transparent, with a combined weight of 4.5 carats.
The rain's poetry is reflected in several aspects of the piece; the blue color, the cut of the gemstones, the vertical placement and the sound when is moved and shacked.
Have a total weight of 15.3 grams and a measures of 66 mm by 51 mm (2.6 x 2 Inches).
Signed at the reverse, with the engraved name of "GUAYASAMIN" and stamped with the gold assay hall marks, "18 Kt".
Oswaldo Guayasamin, was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1919. He created a Pan-American art of human and social inequalities which achieved international recognition. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Quito as a painter and sculptor. He also studied architecture there. He held his first exhibition when he was 23, in 1942. He won the first prize at the Ecuadorian Salón Nacional de Acuarelistas y Dibujantes in 1948. He also won the first prize at the Third Hispano-American Biennial of Art in Barcelona in 1955. In 1957, at the Fourth Biennial of Sao Paulo, he was named the best South American painter.
Provenance: Acquired in 1973, directly from the artist studio in Guayaquil Ecuador. A private collection in New York city.
It is in perfect condition.
INVENTORY REF: P0000AAEN/.3677