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What is this?

Large-scale sunburst motifs with a spiraling center. Printed in pale blue and tan on a hand-painted backgound of light blue.

Why is this in our collection?

Sunflower was produced by The Alpha Workshops, Inc. Dedicated to creating beauty and changing lives, The Alpha Workshops is the nation’s only non-profit organization providing creative HIV-positive individuals with industry-specific training and employment in the decorative arts. The organization was founded in 1995 in the Chelsea area of Manhattan and is modeled on the famed Omega Workshops, the Wiener Werkstätte, the Bauhaus, and the American Arts and Crafts movement. Wallpapers by The Alpha Workshops have been featured in Elle Décor, House Beautiful, and Country Living magazines. Members of Alpha staff carve the blocks and print the papers in their studio. Many of the designs are printed on... more

This is a sidewall from United States. It is dated 1995 and we acquired it in 2003. Gift of The Alpha Workshops, Inc.. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

block-printed on painted ground

Its dimensions are

Overall: 502.9 x 75 cm (16 ft. 6 in. x 29 1/2 in.)

This object was produced by The Alpha Workshops, Inc.

This object was donated by The Alpha Workshops, Inc.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18698029/ |title=Sidewall, "Sunflower", 1995 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=24 November 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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