The Dancer (Pin)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
The Dancer brooch and earrings were inspired by a photograph by Barbara Morgan of the dancer Martha Graham performing in Letters to the World in 1941. A free-flowing silhouette, the brooch was cut from a sheet of silver. Wiener said of this piece, “Even in doing literal translations, it was important to move into abstraction and evolve a secondary level of recognition.”
on reverse: ED WIENER / STERLNG
Gift of Michele Wiener Caplan
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Ed Wiener (American, 1918-1991). The Dancer (Pin), ca. 1947. Silver, 2 3/4 x 2 in. (7.0 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Michele Wiener Caplan, 1995.192.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1995.192.1_transp617.jpg)
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