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What is this?

All-over pattern of ivy leaves as interpreted by the artist as being in bright sun. Printed in shades of green with a slight texture to the printing.

Why is this in our collection?

This ivy pattern was inspired by a series of photographs documenting the life cycle of the Klause Tavern in Germany, a building where the abuse and murder of a little boy may or may not have taken place.  One of the few continuities running throughout this series of photos was the ivy growing on the building. Ivy was roller printed on 100 year old printing machines.  It was printed in limited quantities.

This is a sidewall from United Kingdom. It is dated 2006 and we acquired it in 2007. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

machine-printed on paper

Its dimensions are

Overall: 1000 x 52 cm (32 ft. 9 11/16 in. x 20 1/2 in.)

Anstey was the manufacturer and General Acquisitions Endowment was the fund and Serpentine Gallery was the vendor and Thomas Demand was the artist of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18711503/ |title=Sidewall, "Efeu/Ivy", 2006 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=16 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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