Bear (pin)

  • Ken Cory, Bear (pin), 1987, silver, 18k gold, 24k gold, blue topaz, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Beverly Cory, 1999.66.3

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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.”

Title
Bear (pin)
Artist
Date
1987
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 1/4 x 2 x 1/2 in. (3.2 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Beverly Cory

Mediums
Mediums Description
silver, 18k gold, 24k gold, blue topaz
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bear
  • Abstract
Object Number
1999.66.3
Palette
Linked Open Data
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