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Lapel pin

Object Number: 
2001.216
Date: 
2001
Medium: 
Textile, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 1 in. ( 9.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Crossed red ribbon secured by a metal lapel pin; pin with b/w photograph of Robert Woolley with auctioneer's gavel.
Gallery Label: 
Robert Woolley (1944-2001), a decorative arts specialist and auctioneer, had a legendary career at Sotheby's auction house. While at Sotheby's, Woolley conducted several auctions for AIDS charities. He died in 2001 after a long battle with the disease. This pin was given out at his memorial service.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Paul Gunther
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group