Gauguin’s ‘Readymade’ Brooch Rediscovered

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“An extraordinary brooch made by Paul Gauguin for his wife Mette has gone on display at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen. … This bizarre creation [is] crafted from a piece of stovepipe scrap metal, a glass watch-dial case and a lock of hair. Arguably, this piece of jewellery is among the earliest ‘readymades” in art history.

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