Rare Signed Thomas Mann Techno Romantic Hand Heart Rabbit Moon Modernist Mixed Metals Hand Made Vintage Brooch Pin.
A Rare hand signed piece from one of the major contributors to the modern American craft movement!
Thomas Mann has been based in New Orleans since the late 1970s. He is an internationally acclaimed, post-modern “artrepreneur” that has spent the last thirty years producing extraordinary jewelry that combines industrial materials with visual art. These counterculture pieces, infused with beauty, character, and whimsy, are some of today's most coveted, artisanal collectibles.
This handwrought, pin is an outstanding early work—dating between 1980 and 1985—and a retired entry in Mann's Techno-Romantic “Hearts” series. The multidimensional pendant consists of mixed metals, fashioned in a whimsical assemblage of a red acrylic heart, a brass rabbit and a crescent moon all imposed on a very detailed hand. Doubly signed, once with his company logo of TM superimposed and some letters and numbers, it is also hand etched by Thomas Mann himself.
This piece is quintessential Thomas Mann, boasting the unique imagination, inventiveness, and avant-garde genius of his timeless art to wear.
Thomas Mann is a published and listed artist, in permanent museum collections, including but not limited to the American Craft Museum in New York City. His work has appeared in numerous museum shows here and abroad, and has been featured in numerous modern art reference books. The book Thomas Mann: Metal Artist by Lloyd Herman and Andrei Codrescu is entirely devoted to Mann and his work.
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Measuring 2 1/2" x 1 1/4".
Rare Thomas Mann Techno Romantic Hand Heart Rabbit Moon Modernist Brooch
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