Enamel "Badge" Brooch, Gerald Laing
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Enamel "Badge" Brooch, Gerald Laing, 1969, with black enamel dots on white metal, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in., 24/25.
Note: Gerald Laing began his career as a British Pop artist in the 1960s and has worked in many media, including paint and sculpture, in both abstract and figural styles. In the period when this brooch was made, Laing was mainly producing shaped abstract paintings which relied on techniques used in car manufacture, including lacquering and electroplating. Three of his works from this period were included in the Jewish Museum of Art's exhibition entitled "Primary Structures" (1966), considered the first and defining exhibition of Minimalist art. His work is in the collection of the Whitney, among other museums.
Provenance: Purchased at Sculpture to Wear, New York.