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Spiegel Pendant Necklace

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.

  • Mirror (USA)
  • molded and gilt plaster on wood, mirrored plate glass.
  • Gift of Thomas Ettinghausen in memory of Richard Ettinghausen.
  • 1990-169-1

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Big Shot Camera
  • molded plastic, metal.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Neil Sellin.
  • 1999-2-3

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.

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