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What is this?

Taking the format of an antique wallpaper, contemporary images from magazines and newspapers are cut-and-pasted into the repeating landscape vignettes. The images include soldiers at Kosovo Liberation Army checkpoint, a member of the Swedish Explosive Ordinance Disposal platoon engaged in mine sweeping while a farmer plows, and British troops clearing the fields after Protestants had set camp after being blocked from marching through a Catholic neighborhood. Printed in shades of blue.

Why is this in our collection?

Clearing Fields is soothing with soft colors and a framework of trees and pasture which enclosed images of soldiers at military check points and engaged in mine sweeping. The juxtaposition makes an interesting comment.

This is a sidewall from United States. It is dated 2001 and we acquired it in 2002. Gift of Francesco Simeti. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

digitally printed

Its dimensions are

Overall: 171 x 60.5 cm (5 ft. 7 5/16 in. x 23 13/16 in.)

Francesco Simeti was the designer and the donor of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18696215/ |title=Sidewall, "Clearing Fields", 2001 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=16 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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