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Whole and Half Moons

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

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

Date:

2007

Artist:

Ethel Stein (American, 1917-2018)
United States

About this artwork

According to Lucy Commoner, author of an insightful essay about Stein, the artist’s “pieces woven with only black-and-white warps and wefts achieve a wide range of gray-scale values through the manipulation of the weave structures.” This is indeed the achievement represented by powerful works such as Whole and Half Moons.

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Artist

Ethel Stein

Title

Whole and Half Moons

Origin

New York

Date

Made 2007

Medium

Two panels: cotton, satin weave damask; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist

Dimensions

87.7 × 88 cm (34 1/2 × 34 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ethel Stein

Reference Number

2012.433a

Extended information about this artwork

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