Object to be Destroyed

Object to be Destroyed, Man Ray
A metronome with a photograph of an eye affixed with a paperclip to the swinging arm was first created in 1922-3. As Man Ray explained: ‘I had a metronome in my place which I set going when I painted its ticking noise regulated the frequency and number of my brushstrokes. The faster it went, the faster I painted. A painter needs an audience, so I also clipped a photo of an eye to the metronome’s swinging arm to create the illusion of being watched as I painted.

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