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2006

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2017

Hot Bed Brooch And Case, 2006

This is a Brooch and case. It was designed by Bruce Metcalf and Kiff Slemmons and made by Bruce Metcalf. It is dated 2006 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is silver, carved wood fragment, coral (brooch); handmade paper (box). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This brooch is part of a series entitled, Re: Pair and Imperfection, in which Slemmons gathered cast-offs from artists whose work she admired. Here, Slemmons decided not to change Metcalf's wood figure, instead she created a resting place for the figure within a circle of flames. Slemmons hoped that the piece would evoke the message “a hotbed of ideas".

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (Brooch): 11.2 × 6.4 × 2.5 cm (4 7/16 in. × 2 1/2 in. × 1 in.) H x W x D (Box opened): 7.5 × 32.6 × 22 cm (2 15/16 × 12 13/16 × 8 11/16 in.) H x W x D (Box closed): 6 × 16 × 20 cm (2 3/8 × 6 5/16 × 7 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

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Cite this object as

Hot Bed Brooch And Case, 2006; Designed by Bruce Metcalf and Kiff Slemmons; silver, carved wood fragment, coral (brooch); handmade paper (box); H x W x D (Brooch): 11.2 × 6.4 × 2.5 cm (4 7/16 in. × 2 1/2 in. × 1 in.) H x W x D (Box opened): 7.5 × 32.6 × 22 cm (2 15/16 × 12 13/16 × 8 11/16 in.) H x W x D (Box closed): 6 × 16 × 20 cm (2 3/8 × 6 5/16 × 7 7/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-72-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Lewin Collection.

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