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.
November 22, 1963 12:30 p.m.
- Not on view
- 6 1⁄4 x 5 x 7⁄8 in. (15.9 x 12.8 x 2.3 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Rose Mary Wadman
- Mediums Description
- copper, silver, brass, gold leaf, newsprint photo, walnut, velvet, and glass
- State of being – death – execution
- Portrait male – Kennedy, John F. – head
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