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3256B Boston
May 21, 2019 12:00 PMCalender

Brass "Modern Cuff" Bracelet, Art Smith

Auction: Fine Jewelry - 3256B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 21, 2019 12:00PM


Brass "Modern Cuff" Bracelet, Art Smith, the large cuff of open abstract form, lg. 4 1/8, interior cir. approx. 7 in., signed.

Note: A similar bracelet appeared on the cover of Structure and Ornament: American Modernist Jewelry 1940-1960, by Fifty-50, 1984.

Art Smith (1917-1982) was one of America's leading modernist jewelers from the 1940 to the 1970s. Trained at the Cooper Union, Smith initially studied architecture before turning to jewelry design. As an openly gay black artist, Smith found Greenwich Village in New York an ideal place to establish his studio and store. In 1969, the Museum of Contemporary Crafts (now the Museum of Art and Design) exhibited a retrospective of his work, and he was included in the influential 1970 Objects: USA traveling exhibition.
Estimate $8,000-10,000

Some surface wear and scratches and a spot of green oxidation. Some bends from normal wear.

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