Cup

  • Fred Fenster, Cup, 1994, constructed pewter, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ruth Neubauer, 1996.32.2

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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)

Title
Cup
Artist
Date
1994
Location
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.2 x 5.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Ruth Neubauer

Mediums
Mediums Description
constructed pewter
Classifications
Object Number
1996.32.2
Palette
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