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Fly-Swatter, "Dr. Skud"

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Thermoplastic resin
DATES designed 1998
DIMENSIONS 17 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 2 5/8 in. (44 x 9.4 x 6.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Printed on side of shaft in white: "ALESSI FRANCE"; printed in white script "STARK"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.40.71
CREDIT LINE Gift of Alessi S.p.A.
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Philippe Starck (French, born 1949). Fly-Swatter, "Dr. Skud," designed 1998. Thermoplastic resin, 17 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 2 5/8 in. (44 x 9.4 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alessi S.p.A., 1999.40.71. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1999.40.71_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1999.40.71_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Yellow fly-swatter, light, with flat, rounded 'V' shaped upper section with symmetrical, pierced small holes of varying depth arranged in a pattern to create an outline of a face with eyes, nose and mouth; narrow thin shaft, widening slightly at base with three long, narrow, pointed horizontal feet with rounded ends. Condition: new/unused.
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Philippe Starck (French, born 1949). <em>Fly-Swatter, "Dr. Skud,"</em> designed 1998. Thermoplastic resin, 17 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 2 5/8 in. (44 x 9.4 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alessi S.p.A., 1999.40.71. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1999.40.71_bw.jpg)