Art Smith (American, born in Cuba, 1917–1982)
Object Place: New York, New York
Overall: 14.6 x 7 x 5.1 cm (5 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 in.)
Medium or Technique
The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)
Large cuff bracelet constructed with two biomorphic shapes, each cut from flat copper and brass sheets, with the smaller brass soldered on top of the larger copper form
The Lava bracelet, among his Smith’s earliest jewelry designs, reflected the influence of Surrealist art in its dreamlike, organic forms.
"Art Smith" stamped on inside
Gansevoort Gallery; Daphne Farago, January 23, 1999 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.
The Daphne Farago Collection
Reproduced with permission.