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
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
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- 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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