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    "Pop Art" Toaster

    • Designer: Michael Graves, American, 1934-2015
    • Manufacturer: Black and Decker
    • Retailer: Target Corp.
    • Medium: ABS plastic, santoprene, metal
    • Place Manufactured: United States
    • Dates: Designed 1999
    • Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (21.9 x 31.8 x 22.5 cm)  (show scale)
    • Markings: Printed on side of toaster underneath control lever: "[in red, facsimile signature of Michael Graves] / [in gray, company logo] BLACK & DECKER ®" Imprinted on base: "CAT. NO. MGD 100 TYPE 1 / 120V 900W DISCONNECT TOASTER / BEFORE CLEANING. DO NOT IMMERSE. MADE IN CHINA LISTED 511F UL [in circle] ® / HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT, INC. SHELTON , CT 06484"
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    • Accession Number: 2003.72.2
    • Credit Line: Gift of Michael Graves & Associates
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Michael Graves (American, 1934-2015). "Pop Art" Toaster, Designed 1999. ABS plastic, santoprene, metal, 8 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (21.9 x 31.8 x 22.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Michael Graves & Associates, 2003.72.2. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 2003.72.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
    • Catalogue Description: Electric "Pop Art" toaster; white ABS plastic body with yellow, gray, and blue santoprene accents. Body is a general trapezoid shape with rounded contours and undulating top edge; raised on four gray half egg-shaped feet. On front of toaster in center, yellow oval knob to set toast darkness, surrounded by five number settings in stainless steel disks. On proper left side, control lever (for raising & lowering toast) is capped with a blue egg-shaped handle. Toaster has slots for two pieces of bread, openings on top. On base, hinged crumb tray that swings open with pull-tab latch. Condition: Excellent
    • Record Completeness: Good (74%)
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