OY/YO Keychain

Design And Decorative Arts

Metal and enamel

2.25 x 1.13 in

5.7 x 2.9 cm

Copyright Deborah Kass

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2.25 x 1.13 in

5.7 x 2.9 cm


    About The Work

    The OY/YO Keychain is based on Deborah Kass's vibrant yellow OY/YO sculpture which seeks to evoke joy and unity in its playful monumentalizing of classic New York slang. The work uses the city's culturally specific, yet universal lingo to communicate the collective pride and exasperation of living here with the twinned words oy (a Yiddish exclamation of alarm or bother) and yo (an ominipresent New York greeting). Originally installed for a limited time in Brooklyn Bridge Park, OY/YO became an instant New York icon for tourists and residents of all backgrounds. An OY/YO sculpture is included in the collection of the Jewish Museum.
    The keychain is finished on both sides with yellow, so one side reads OY and the other YO.
    Courtesy of the Jewish Museum

    About Deborah Kass

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