Hand (Brooch/Pendant)

This object belongs to a small collection of jewelry by Tanavoli that was owned and worn by Abby Grey, who avidly collected his work; she held the jewelry back from her large 1975 gift to the Grey Art Gallery. Following her death in 1983, it entered the NYU Art Collection by bequest. This turquoise-adorned brooch/pendant […]

Locks (Brooch/Pendant)

This square brooch/pendant depicts traditional Iranian locks, which Tanavoli collects and studies, and in which he is a leading expert; it closely resembles his larger bronze sculpture Here No One Opens Any Gates (G1975.589), which Abby Grey also donated to NYU.