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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


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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.

Keywords

Portrait male - Kennedy, John F. - head

State of being - death - execution

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - brass

metal - copper

metal - silver

readymade - photograph

About J. Fred Woell

Born: Evergreen Park, Illinois 1934 Died: Deer Isle, Maine 2015

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