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Furnishing fabric: Magnum

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Length of fabric originally designed for theatre curtain of the Phoenix Civic Plaza Concert Hall, 1971. Acrylic yarn machine-embroidered over silver mylar, forming a grid of various combinations of 8 colors: olive green, purple, rust, red, magenta, orange, burgundy, and light rust.

Provenance

Purchased from private collection of Midwestern United States interior designer by Giles Kotcher, Somerville, MA, mid-1990s; Purchased by the MFA, 2001

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Doris May and Suzanne W. and Alan J. Dworsky

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

American, 1971–73

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Overall: 135.3 x 246.4cm (53 1/4 x 97in.)

Accession Number

2001.133

Medium or Technique

Silver mylar, machine embroidered with acrylic

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles