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Acrylics, beheaded magpie-bird, vintage jewellery and a golden watch
Collection Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH (US)
It was a New York Times reporter who noted the trend at the 2013 fair: the headline read ‘Precious Nature at Design Miami’. The article mentioned three participants by name; one was Ted Noten, in connection with his work for Ornamentum Gallery. Noten had presented his new Bird Bag, an acrylic bag holding the body of a beheaded magpie-like bird that clutches an assortment of jewellery and a golden watch in its claws. A golden replica of a bird’s head protrudes from the top of the bag, jauntily framed by the braided handle. The work was swiftly acquired for the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Atelier Ted Noten