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Crazy Glasses Necklace, 2008

This is a Necklace. It was designed by Ted Noten. It is dated 2008 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is silver, fur, snakeskin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This necklace, sporting mundane eyeglasses and a shabby piece of fur, is from Noten’s Sales exhibition which featured throw away objects and prototypes. They were placed in a gallery as part of an 80%-off sale, devised to expose not only the greed of the public, but also the inability of art to escape capitalist market practices.

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

  • Case And Eyeglasses, 1820–1850
  • sheet silver, silver-plated metal, optical glass (glasses); stained shagreen....
  • Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
  • 1931-6-9-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 45 × 15 × 2.5 cm (17 11/16 in. × 5 7/8 in. × 1 in.)

It has the following markings

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Crazy Glasses Necklace, 2008; Designed by Ted Noten (Dutch,born 1956); silver, fur, snakeskin; H x W x D: 45 × 15 × 2.5 cm (17 11/16 in. × 5 7/8 in. × 1 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-75

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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