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Brooch, 2001

This is a Brooch. It is dated 2001. Its medium is cut, polished, assembled and cold-connected stainless steel sheets and steel cable. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Skubic’s brooch is connected through compression and tension using springs and magnets as well as fine steel “cables” for stability. The surfaces of his overlapping planar steel components function as highly polished mirrors to reflect light brilliantly so that their materiality seems to dissolve while they simultaneously create fragmented views of their surroundings in reverse, as the jewelry moves with the wearer.

It is credited Promised gift to the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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

  • # 534 Brooch, 1993
  • stainless steel, niobium.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1993-112-2-a/c

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 14 × 8.5 × 9.4 cm (5 1/2 × 3 3/8 × 3 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Etched on reverse, at top of closure: SKUBIC 01

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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