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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.


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


Reproduced with permission.

American, 1971–73

Object Place

United States


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

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Medium or Technique

Silver mylar, machine embroidered with acrylic


Textiles and Fashion Arts