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1994 Fred Fenster Born: New York, New York 1934 constructed pewter 2 1/2 x 2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.2 x 5.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Ruth Neubauer 1996.32.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B

Luce Center Label

Fred Fenster believes that all good design has an ethical purpose. This cup, a simple, almost primitive object, was designed with the same attention he brings to more elaborate pieces. “I find metal working a retreat,” he says. “It’s a clean world . . . If you do each thing properly, you’re going to get a reward . . . Where in life can you get that?” (Metalsmith, Fall 1980)


decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - pewter