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What is this?

This paper is composed of small overlapping rectangles of white paper in varying sizes sewn onto a white paper backing. These squares are sewn in horizontal rows evenly spaced several inches apart.

Why is this in our collection?

This piece of "In the White Room" is a panel in a wallpaper series which could be used alone or in groups. 

This is a sidewall from United Kingdom. It is dated 2008 and we acquired it in 2008. Gift of Tracy Kendall. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

cut and sewn paper on paper support

Its dimensions are

Overall: 371.3 x 55 cm (12 ft. 2 3/16 in. x 21 5/8 in.)

Tracy Kendall was the designer and the donor of this object.

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18715439/ |title=Sidewall, "In the White Room", 2008 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=23 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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