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What is this?

Small scale red devils over-printed on simulated canvas background. Printed in red and tan on beige ground.

Why is this in our collection?

Jeff Colson, Sarah Perry, and Robert Therrien were commissioned by Jerry Sohn in 2006 to create wallpaper for his mid-century modern house in southern California. The papers were never produced for the commercial market and this is the only sample of Colson’s design in existence outside the paper installed in the donor’s house. Therrien is primarily a sculptor but has also worked with painting, drawing, printmaking and photography. His work contains everyday objects that he recycles and reinterprets. This paper relates to drawings and silkscreens Therrien created in the late 1990s that featured the red devil subject matter. While the majority of papers in Cooper-Hewitt’s collection were mass produced... more

This is a sidewall from United States. It is dated 2006 and we acquired it in 2007. Gift of Jerry and Eba Sohn. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

screen-printed on paper

Its dimensions are

Overall: 103 x 76 cm (40 9/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

This object was designed by Robert Therrien

This object was donated by Eba Sohn and Jerry Sohn

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