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Wearable Sculpture, from ANIMAL: The Other Side of Evolution series

This is a Wearable sculpture. It was designed by Ana Rajcevic.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Ana Rajcevic as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2012. Its medium is fiberglass, polyurethane, rubber.

Rajcevic explores the uneasy border between humans and other creatures in her ANIMAL series (2012). Constructed from metal, polymers, and leather, these alarming headpieces challenge conventions of fashion and personal adornment. This piece swoops up over the face, suggesting an unusual defensive posture. The piece is designed both to be displayed as sculpture and to be worn on the body.

It is credited Courtesy of Ana Rajcevic.

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  • 19.2012.2

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 21 × 36 × 16 cm (8 1/4 × 14 3/16 × 6 5/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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