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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1928

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2017

Wastebasket, 1928

This is a wastebasket. It was designed by Donald Deskey.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Jacqueline Loewe Fowler as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1928. Its medium is wood, paint, silver leaf.

Donald Deskey’s decorative furnishings included this waste basket of about 1928, which evokes both skyscrapers and electrical lights, and uses the same strong geometries and color contrasts seen on some of his screens. These objects could be mixed with Deskey’s own chrome and mixed-media furniture or Paul Frankl’s Skyscraper forms.

It is credited Jacqueline Loewe Fowler.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 34.9 × 34.9 × 22.5 cm (13 3/4 × 13 3/4 × 8 7/8 in.)

We have 1 media file that features Wastebasket, 1928.

"Junk Man," Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra (1934)

Donald Deskey’s painted wooden Wastebasket is complete with geometric shapes and interesting colors. Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra’s 1934 recording of “Junk Man” seemed like a perfect...

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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