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1980

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1991

  • We acquired this object.

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Sardine Light, 20th century

This is a light. It was designed by Tucker Viemeister and Lisa Krohn. It is dated 20th century and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is metal, paper, electrical wire, plug. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Gallery 91. It is credited Gift of Gallery 91.

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Its dimensions are

Overall: 38.3 x 14.4 cm (15 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Sardine Light, 20th century; Designed by Tucker Viemeister and Lisa Krohn; Japan; metal, paper, electrical wire, plug; Overall: 38.3 x 14.4 cm (15 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.); Gift of Gallery 91; 1991-159-3

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