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1998

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Amoebas Button, 1998

This is a Button. It was made by Steven Light. It is dated 1998 and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is aluminum. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of William Hindley and Mrs. Paul Moore and from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Fund.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Sensuous Thorn Bracelet, 2011
  • cast and oxidized silver, copper wire.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-60

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 0.2 x 1.7 cm (1/16 x 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Amoebas Button, 1998; Made by Steven Light (b. 1970); USA; aluminum; H x diam.: 0.2 x 1.7 cm (1/16 x 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of William Hindley and Mrs. Paul Moore and from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Fund; 1998-58-11

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