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
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.
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“. . . 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
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overall: 8 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 3/4 in. (22.0 x 13.1 x 2.0 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Helen Williams Drutt and Martin Woldow in memory of Olaf Skoogfors
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- gold-plated sterling silver with ivory
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