Pin

  • Bruce Metcalf, Pin, 1995, painted, fabricated, and electroformed maple, copper, brass, silver, and 23k gold leaf, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2013, Bruce Metcalf, Gift of Sylvia and Eric Elsesser, 2002.72.1

Execution Date

“[T]hese objects serve as message bearers, confirming us in our times of weakness and warning us in our moments of anger and insensitivity.” Artist quoted in Bruce Metcalf: New Wooden Jewelry, 1992

Title
Pin
Artist
Date
1995
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
4 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 5/8 in. (11.6 x 5.4 x 1.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Sylvia and Eric Elsesser

Mediums Description
painted, fabricated, and electroformed maple, copper, brass, silver, and 23k gold leaf
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure
  • Fantasy
  • Dress – accessory – cane
Object Number
2002.72.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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