Bang-le Bracelet

  • Mickey Johnston, Bang-le Bracelet, 1997, steel, diamond, gold, pearl, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist in honor of Professor Robert Ebendorf, 1999.35

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This bracelet was created for an exhibition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, called Artists of a Different Caliber. Twenty artists were each given a gun by the Pittsburgh Police Department and asked to create a piece that spoke against random gun violence. Many of the artists chose to create small sculptures with disturbing messages, but Mickey Johnston was determined to make a piece that he thought beautiful.

Title
Bang-le Bracelet
Artists
Date
1997
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 5/8 in. (9.6 x 12.1 x 1.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist in honor of Professor Robert Ebendorf

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Classifications
Object Number
1999.35
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