Spiegel Pendant Necklace, 2010
This is a Pendant Necklace. It is dated 2010. Its medium is mirrored camera lens, blackened silver, stainless steel, nylon cord. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Kamata believes that castoff lenses are repositories of moments to be remembered in people’s lives. His Spiegel Pendant draws the viewer into a disorienting reflected world that shifts according to the object or person appearing in the eye of its wide-angled, mirrored lens.
It is credited
Promised gift to the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
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Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 43.5 × 5 × 2.5 cm (17 1/8 in. × 1 15/16 in. × 1 in.)
It has the following markings
Marked on reverse of lens fram, 'JIRO KAMATA 2010'
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.