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Brooch

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Leslie Leupp. It is dated ca. 1987 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is steel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This large brooch, composed of two wire rectangles set at angles to each other, presents an optical illusion, appearing both two-dimensional and three-dimensional simultaneously. Leupp's brooch seems to continually change shape as the wearer moves.

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

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Bracelet
  • gold (rose).
  • Museum purchase from Ida McNeil Memorial Fund.
  • 1990-40-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 14.6 cm x 10.4 cm x 4.7 cm (5 3/4 in. × 4 1/8 in. × 1 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

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Brooch; Designed by Leslie Leupp (American, 1944 - 2011); steel, gold; H x W x D: 14.6 cm x 10.4 cm x 4.7 cm (5 3/4 in. × 4 1/8 in. × 1 7/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-67

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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