Pin/Pendant

  • Olaf Skoogfors, Pin/Pendant, 1975, gold-plated sterling silver with ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Helen Williams Drutt and Martin Woldow in memory of Olaf Skoogfors, 1982.93A-B

Luce Center Label

This pendant is from Olaf Skoogfors’s mature work, in which he used assemblage to explore texture and surface. The forms in his pieces relate to landscape elements and to the human body, and are taken from ancient cultures as well as contemporary design.

Luce Object Quote

“. . . I have been interested in the strength/vitality of barbaric, primitive and peasant design, and in my own way am trying to capture that vitality in my work.” Artist quoted in Olaf Skoogfors: 20th Century Goldsmith 1930-1975

Title
Pin/Pendant
Artist
Date
1975
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 8 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 3/4 in. (22.0 x 13.1 x 2.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Helen Williams Drutt and Martin Woldow in memory of Olaf Skoogfors

Mediums
Mediums Description
gold-plated sterling silver with ivory
Classifications
Object Number
1982.93A-B
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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