1948 Art Smith Born: New York, New York 1923 Died: 1993 brass 7 x 8 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (17.9 x 21.0 x 3.2 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Evelyn Lurie 1993.73.1 Not currently on view
Luce Center Quote
“. . . I use [space] very accurately, very concretely . . . You can find it and make it tangible.” Artist quoted in Metalsmith, Fall 1987
Luce Center Label
Art Smith incorporated abstracted life forms and tribal motifs into his work, which was driven by his interest in expression and movement. One historian, in fact, has linked Smith’s jewelry to his love for the rhythms and melodies of jazz. His careful use of positive and negative space in this piece illustrates his belief that jewelry was an incomplete sculptural expression until it was related to the body.
decorative arts - jewelry
Crafts - Metal
metal - brass
About Art Smith
Born: New York, New York 1923 Died: 1993
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