November 22, 1963 12:30 p.m.
1967 J. Fred Woell Born: Evergreen Park, Illinois 1934 Died: Deer Isle, Maine 2015 copper, silver, brass, gold leaf, photo and wood 6 1/4 x 5 x 7/8 in. (15.9 x 12.8 x 2.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Rose Mary Wadman 1991.57.1 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
The title of this piece refers to the precise moment of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. The pin resembles a clock, and the face of this timepiece is Kennedy's smiling image, set behind cracked glass. A spent bullet shell hangs from the bottom like a pendulum, while the single star adorning the top marks his assassination in Texas, the Lone Star State.
Portrait male - Kennedy, John F. - head
State of being - death - execution
Crafts - Metal
metal - brass
metal - copper
metal - silver
readymade - photograph