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Print, The Mind in the Hand, 2006

This is a Print. It was designed by Esther Knobel. It is dated 2006 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is etching from embossed aluminum plate on white wove paper, perforated and stitched with iron thread. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Knobel’s 2006 etching, The Mind in the Hand, relates to a series of jewelry pieces and a 2007 book of the same name. The figures in the etching appear to be ensconced in some kind of a process, and Knobel’s book is centered on the role of craftsmanship.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

  • Immigrant Brooch, ca. 1994
  • recycled tin, painted fabric, nickel silver, stainless steel wire, elastic....
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-59

Its dimensions are

H x W: 25.4 × 28.3 cm (10 in. × 11 1/8 in.) H x W (frame): 40.6 × 41 cm (16 in. × 16 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower margin: E. Knobel 3/8

Cite this object as

Print, The Mind in the Hand, 2006; Designed by Esther Knobel ; etching from embossed aluminum plate on white wove paper, perforated and stitched with iron thread; H x W: 25.4 × 28.3 cm (10 in. × 11 1/8 in.) H x W (frame): 40.6 × 41 cm (16 in. × 16 1/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-58

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

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