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Bracelet

This is a Bracelet. It was designed by Art Smith. We acquired it in 2016. Its medium is bent brass and silver wire. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

One of the few African Americans creating jewelry in the 1940s and 50s, Art Smith was drawn to making “wearable art.” He took inspiration from modern sculpture, dance, and jazz. This bracelet differs from his more biomorphic forms, exhibiting a refined symplicity and rhythm in the repeated C-form bands of different colored metals.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 5.5 × 7.2 × 2.5 cm (2 3/16 in. × 2 13/16 in. × 1 in.)

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Bracelet; Designed by Art Smith (American, 1917–1982); bent brass and silver wire; H x W x D: 5.5 × 7.2 × 2.5 cm (2 3/16 in. × 2 13/16 in. × 1 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-103

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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