Lot 9
  • 9

Male Jaw-Piece, Shaun Leane

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
Sold
25,000 USD
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Description

  • Aluminum & Silver
Cast and polished aluminum, with broken and missing teeth, attached to the face with curved metal ear-loops and hooks, width 6 inches.

Exhibited

Savage Beauty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 4 May - 7 August 2011.

Catalogue Note

‘Lee and I appreciated the form and structure of human anatomy. We were creating the Skeleton Corset for one of the female models and wanted to continue this concept of displaying the inside structures on the outside. We felt the strength and shape of the jawbone could be translated into jewellery that would further emphasize the masculine image. In the show these were worn by the male models.’ S.L.

Created for Alexander McQueen's 'Untitled' Collection, Spring/Summer 1998.

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