Don't Fall

1974
Designed by Larry Rivers (American, 1923–2002), Made by GEM Montebello (active 1967–1978)


Object Place: Milan, Italy

Dimensions

Overall (pendant): 9.8 x 6.7 x 0.6 cm (3 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 in.) Length (chain on each side): 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.) Overall: 29.2 x 6.7 x 0.6 cm, 75.5 gm (11 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 in., 0.2 lb.)

Accession Number

2006.484

Medium or Technique

18 kt gold and enamel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace with rectangluar pendant on chain. Pendant has a falling human figure and the words “Don’t Fall,” decorated with multicolored enamels

Signed

"Larry Rivers" "66" marked GM LR1 2/7

Provenance

Heidi Norton (Dover, MA); Daphne Farago, February 18, 2003 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

© Estate of Larry Rivers
GianCarlo Montebello curator of the GEM MONTEBELLO Archives