Sidewall (USA), 2006
Screen-printed on paper.
Gift of Jerry and Eba Sohn. 2007-6-4.
- Designed by Robert Therrien
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