NOT TITLED 9 Brooch, early 21st century
Gentile approaches jewelry design from the perspective that brooches are the ideal type of jewelry because they are flexible--that function need not interfere with appearance. His brooches are at once sculptural and geometric, emphasizing the medium and his background in sculpture. This brooch, with its simple abstract geometry recalls the artists of mid-century Minimalism.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 2 × 11 × 1.5 cm (13/16 × 4 5/16 × 9/16 in.)
It has the following markings
On reverse, etched signature 'T. Gentile' and stamped under signature in printed letters, 'T. Gentile'.
Cite this object as
NOT TITLED 9 Brooch, early 21st century; aluminum; H x W x D: 2 × 11 × 1.5 cm (13/16 × 4 5/16 × 9/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-35
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.