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Bear (pin)

1987 Ken Cory Born: Kirkland, Washington 1943 Died: Ellensburg, Washington 1994 silver, 18k gold, 24k gold, blue topaz 1 1/4 x 2 x 1/2 in. (3.2 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Beverly Cory 1999.66.3 Not currently on view


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The title of this piece allows the viewer to identify a shape in an otherwise abstract mass of metal. In his later work, Ken Cory created elegant, simple pieces out of more traditional materials. A friend of the artist’s called the design of his later pins “skewed, even if only slightly, so that what you think you see is sure to foil you, to delight you.”

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Abstract

Animal - bear

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - gold

metal - silver

stone - topaz

About Ken Cory

Born: Kirkland, Washington 1943 Died: Ellensburg, Washington 1994

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