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A work made of silk, satin damask weave; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.

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  • A work made of silk, satin damask weave; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.

Date:

1982

Artist:

Ethel Stein (American, 1917-2018)
Croton-on-Hudson, New York, United States

About this artwork

Ultimately inspired by an impression of tall buildings, this work reflects the influence of Stein’s teacher Josef Albers in its interest in geometry, the shading of color, and the deconstruction of fragmentation of forms. The latter harks back to Cubism, whose impact was felt at the Bauhaus, the German design school where Albers had studied, through artists such as Paul Klee and Lyonel Feininger, who taught there. When asked for guidance regarding the correct placement of the five panels in relation to one another, the artist responded that there was no “correct” way, that they should be placed however they looked best.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Ethel Stein

Title

Panel

Place

New York (Object made in)

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Made 1982

Medium

Silk, satin damask weave; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist

Dimensions

88.9 × 84.1 × 1.9 cm (35 × 33 1/8 × 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Nicole Williams Contemporary Textile Fund

Reference Number

1985.635a

Extended information about this artwork

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