New York socialite Peggy Guggenheim was instrumental in the promotion of International Modernism. Within a decade she amassed an impressive collection of Surrealist, Kinetic and Abstract Expressionist art. Her circle of influence included the likes of Man Ray, Alexander Calder and Marcel Duchamp. In 1949 the whole kit and caboodle was relocated to the city of Venice.
Peggy may have gotten a charge out of these pieces of contemporary eyerwear which evoke some of the irrevrence and whimsy associated with her own personal style and tastes. They are produced by Anne et Valentin, Face a Face and Alain Mikli.