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Wearable Sculpture, from ANIMAL: The Other Side of Evolution series

This is a Wearable sculpture. It was designed by Ana Rajcevic.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Ana Rajcevic as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2012. Its medium is fiberglass, polyurethane, rubber.

Rajcevic explores the uneasy border between humans and other creatures in her ANIMAL series (2012). This dramatic headpiece resembles a horn in reverse or a long, rigid beard. Constructed from metal, polymers, and leather, these alarming headpieces challenge conventions of fashion and personal adornment.

It is credited Courtesy of Ana Rajcevic.

  • Maskette
  • wood, copper alloy, encrustation.
  • National Museum of African Art, Gift of Lawrence Gussman in memory of Dr.....
  • 19.2012.2

Our curators have highlighted 8 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Shoe Horn (England), 1604
  • heat- and steam-shaped horn, with engraved and black-stained decoration.
  • Gift of Barbara Munves.
  • 2011-31-1
  • Photograph
  • chromogenic print.
  • Courtesy of Pat McGrath and Ben Hassett.
  • 1.2016.1
  • Fork (Austria)
  • steel, ibex horn, horn.
  • The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.
  • 1985-103-276-c

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 48 × 12 × 16 cm (18 7/8 × 4 3/4 × 6 5/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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