American Collar II

City Flora/City Flotsam Series

1996
Jan Yager (American, born in 1951)


Dimensions

Overall: 33 x 31.1 x 0.6 cm (13 x 12 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.633

Medium or Technique

Plastic, rubber, stainless steel, silver, crack vials, crack caps, syringes, cast silver crack cap.

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace composed of found objects. Plastic, rubber, stainless steel, sterling silver, 139 crack vials, 222 crack caps, 2 syringes (found), sterling crack cap (cast); Gathered, sanitized, sorted, rilled, strung, cast.


Jan Yager’s City Flora/City Flotsam series examines the urban landscape outside her studio. Beginning in 1990, Yager began to “beachcomb” the sidewalks around her studio in north Philadelphia, returning with bullet casings, crack vials, and shattered auto glass from which she made conceptual jewelry like American Collar II.

Provenance

Jan Yager; Daphne Farago, December 14, 2001 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

© Jan Yager