November 22, 1963 12:30 p.m.

  • J. Fred Woell, November 22, 1963 12:30 p.m., 1967, copper, silver, brass, gold leaf, newsprint photo, walnut, velvet, and glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Rose Mary Wadman, 1991.57.1

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The title of this piece refers to the precise moment of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. The pin resembles a clock, and the face of this timepiece is Kennedy's smiling image, set behind cracked glass. A spent bullet shell hangs from the bottom like a pendulum, while the single star adorning the top marks his assassination in Texas, the Lone Star State.

Title
November 22, 1963 12:30 p.m.
Artist
Date
1967
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
6 1/4 x 5 x 7/8 in. (15.9 x 12.8 x 2.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Rose Mary Wadman

Mediums
Mediums Description
copper, silver, brass, gold leaf, newsprint photo, walnut, velvet, and glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • State of being – death – execution
  • Portrait male – Kennedy, John F. – head
Object Number
1991.57.1
Palette
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