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Ibram Lassaw: Wearable Sculptures

February 3, 2016

Ibram Lassaw Jewelry

Ibram Lassaw was a pioneering American abstract sculptor. His expressionistic welded wire-and-alloy pieces presaged the open-form sculptures of later artists. Lassaw would create some 1,000 unique jewelry pieces, mostly pendants, in materials ranging from bronze and copper to gold plate. Lassaw’s work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

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