Rare pop art 'Can-Opener' created by American artist B.J. Keith for Curtis Jeré - dated circa 1979. BJ Keith was the artist of every piece in the kitchen line, which included a bottle opener, a whisk, a cheese grater & a potato peeler. The collection was produced in various sizes, with this being the largest of the range, designed for wall hanging in restaurants & commercial kitchens. This piece is powder coated paint on folded steel, with a fully functional corkscrew.......if you have a MASSIVE bottle of wine :) In untouched original condition.
BJ Keith was the head designer of Artisan House, under the name of Curtis Jeré for 30+ years. She and Jerry Fels, one of the original owners of Artisan House with his partner, Curtis Freiler (hence the name, Curtis Jeré) worked together for a few years in the late 70's while he taught her to use metal to bring her designs to life. They were close friends until he died.