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"Pop Art" Toaster

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Black and Decker
RETAILER Target Corp.
MEDIUM ABS plastic, santoprene, metal
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES Designed 1999
    DIMENSIONS 8 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (21.9 x 31.8 x 22.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Printed on side of toaster underneath control lever: "[in red, facsimile signature of Michael Graves] / [in gray, company logo] BLACK & DECKER ®" Imprinted on base: "CAT. NO. MGD 100 TYPE 1 / 120V 900W DISCONNECT TOASTER / BEFORE CLEANING. DO NOT IMMERSE. MADE IN CHINA LISTED 511F UL [in circle] ® / HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT, INC. SHELTON , CT 06484"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2003.72.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Michael Graves & Associates
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Electric "Pop Art" toaster; white ABS plastic body with yellow, gray, and blue santoprene accents. Body is a general trapezoid shape with rounded contours and undulating top edge; raised on four gray half egg-shaped feet. On front of toaster in center, yellow oval knob to set toast darkness, surrounded by five number settings in stainless steel disks. On proper left side, control lever (for raising & lowering toast) is capped with a blue egg-shaped handle. Toaster has slots for two pieces of bread, openings on top. On base, hinged crumb tray that swings open with pull-tab latch. Condition: Excellent
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Michael Graves (American, 1934–2015). "Pop Art" Toaster, Designed 1999. ABS plastic, santoprene, metal, 8 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (21.9 x 31.8 x 22.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Michael Graves & Associates, 2003.72.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2003.72.2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2003.72.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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