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Neckpiece 48.188 by Tina Fung Holder / American Art
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Neckpiece 48.188

1988 Tina Fung Holder Born: Bartica, Guyana 1946 lacquered metal safety pins and glass beads on crocheted cotton thread 15 x 14 x 1/4 in. (38.2 x 35.6 x .6 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance 1994.19.5 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 57B



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Neckpiece 48.188
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Tina Fung Holder says her work with safety pins began after she bought a bag of them for their “cuteness” and was struck by their potential. She considers the individual pins modules of a greater system that she continually reinvents. “I focused my energy into elevating that everyday safety pin . . . to give it stature,” she says. “In other words, I decided to utilize the form rather than the function.

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decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

fabric - cotton

glass

metal

plastic

About Tina Fung Holder

Born: Bartica, Guyana 1946