Stephen Armellino. Bullet-Resistant Mask. 1983
Stephen Armellino

Bullet-Resistant Mask

1983
Not on view
Manufacturer
U.S. Armor Corporation
Medium
Kevlar and polyester resin
Dimensions
11 x 6 3/4 x 3 3/4" (28 x 17.1 x 9.5 cm)
Credit
Gift of the manufacturer
Object number
116.1992
Department
Architecture and Design

This haunting mask expresses its extreme function in its equally extreme form. Richard Armellino, the designer’s father, was a pioneer in the field of body–armor design and founded the company American Body Armor, which first used Kevlar in protective garments for police officers in the

1970s. The designer continued in his father’s footsteps and is now president and CEO of U.S. Armor Corporation.

Gallery label from Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now, November 17, 2011-February 17, 2014

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