Wristlet

  • Ira Sherman, Wristlet, 1986, cast and forged 14k yellow gold, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © Ira Sherman, Gift of Ronald Stange in memory of his mother, Edith O. Stange, 2002.84

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Ira Sherman refers to jewelry as his “prime resource” for larger works. The artist employs gold mesh as a visual focus in Wristlet, whose lyrical design demonstrates his appreciation for the “limitless mechanical, ductile, structural, and aesthetic qualities” of metal.

Luce Object Quote

“When I make something I'm certainly doing something that's from my heart, and that intrigues me and is compelling to make and beautiful, but I want it to engage the public.” Artist quoted in Digital Newsroom, 2003

Title
Wristlet
Artist
Date
1986
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2 in. (8.9 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Ronald Stange in memory of his mother, Edith O. Stange

Mediums Description
cast and forged 14k yellow gold
Classifications
Object Number
2002.84
Palette
Linked Open Data
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