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Baldguy and Docking Station

1999 Heinz Brummel Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1955 fabricated sterling silver, cloisonne enamel, ivory, black onyx, painted wood, and steel overall: 5 x 3 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. (12.7 x 7.9 x 11.8 cm) A (pin): 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 5/8 in. (9.4 x 6.1 x 1.5 cm) B (stand): 5 x 3 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. (12.7 x 7.9 x 11.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp 1999.63A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Luce Center Label

Heinz Brummel created a “docking station” for his pin---that is, its own tripod---so that it can be displayed even when it is not being worn. Brummel uses simple shapes of circles, triangles, and squares and often includes dangling or movable parts that contribute to the object’s visual appeal.

Keywords

Figure male - head

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

enamel

ivory

metal - silver

metal - steel

stone - onyx

wood

About Heinz Brummel

Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1955