Neckpiece 48.188

  • Tina Fung Holder, Neckpiece 48.188, 1988, lacquered metal safety pins and glass beads on crocheted cotton thread, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1994.19.5

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Tina Fung Holder says her work with safety pins began after she bought a bag of them for their “cuteness” and was struck by their potential. She considers the individual pins modules of a greater system that she continually reinvents. “I focused my energy into elevating that everyday safety pin . . . to give it stature,” she says. “In other words, I decided to utilize the form rather than the function.

Title
Neckpiece 48.188
Artist
Date
1988
On View
Dimensions
15 x 14 x 1/4 in. (38.2 x 35.6 x .6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums
Mediums Description
lacquered metal safety pins and glass beads on crocheted cotton thread
Classifications
Object Number
1994.19.5
Palette
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