Arthur George “Art” Smith (American, 1917–1982) created bold original jewelry designs from the late 1940s to the 1970s. Inspired by surrealism, biomorphicism, and primitivism, Smith had a sculptor’s sensitivity to the human form and the power of negative space. Our Sculptural Modern Pin is adapted from several original Art Smith designs (ca. 1969), now in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. Adapted by Ben-Amun for The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Produced by the Metropolitan Museum in cooperation with the Brooklyn Museum.
Palladium overlay, with lapis. 1 7/8''L.