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“The Spectacle” by Marcel Marien

Marcel Marien was a member of the Belgian surrealist group and a great friend of Rene Magritte. In 1937, aged 17, Marien brought his broken spectacles to his optician and asked for them to be made into a single spectacle. He called the result “L’introuvable” (The Unfindable). Over the years several opticians imitated it. This one was made by Wouter de Baat and presented to Marien. When he died in 1993, it was given to the English painter Patrick Hughes.

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