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Macrogauze 36 - Red 3D

A work made of linen and metal rods, plain weave self-patterned by main warp floats, discontinuous ground wefts and open warps; knotted warp cut fringe.

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  • A work made of linen and metal rods, plain weave self-patterned by main warp floats, discontinuous ground wefts and open warps; knotted warp cut fringe.

Date:

1962/2000

Artist:

Peter Collingwood (English, 1922-2008)
London, England

About this artwork

Peter Collingwood made this striking composition using gauze weave, a sophisticated technique in which warps cross each other and clasp the wefts to produce an open fabric that maintains its integrity. He pushed the limits of gauze weaving in his Macrogauze series, creating exaggerated, sculptural diagrams with slender linen threads that hold metal rods in place.

Collingwood’s practice is rooted in the history of textiles and his love of experimentation with all
manner of machines. Admired by fellow weavers and art historians alike, he is the author of five influential publications on textile history and technique.

Status

On View, Gallery 59

Department

Textiles

Artist

Peter Collingwood

Title

Macrogauze 36 - Red 3D

Place

London (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1950–2000

Medium

Linen and metal rods, plain weave self-patterned by main warp floats, discontinuous ground wefts and open warps; knotted warp cut fringe

Inscriptions

Engraved on metal tag on reverse: Peter Collingwood Stampled on metal tag on reverse: M.3D[or O?]6

Dimensions

244.5 × 63.7 cm (96 1/4 × 25 in.)

Credit Line

Nicole Williams Contemporary Textile Fund

Reference Number

2004.74

Extended information about this artwork

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