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What is this?

Length of orange cotton printed with large, photo-realist lips, in slightly paler orange.

Why is this in our collection?

Lippen was initially part of Visiona 0, an exhibition designed by Verner Panton for the 1968 Cologne Furniture Fair. The installation showcased a futurist environment that included furniture, lighting, and textiles, the combination of which produced a visually interesting and virtually psychedelic effect. Round rooms of various colors were bedecked with draperies and round carpets printed with large photorealist representations of hands, feet, eyes, ears, and mouths (as seen in this textile). The model for these body parts was the designer’s wife, Marianne. Color was a central element in all of Panton’s designs for interiors, furniture and, in particular, textiles, which became the most important... more

This is a textile from Switzerland. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 2011. Gift of Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers of R 20th Century and museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton technique: printed on plain weave

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 449 x 121.9 cm (14 ft. 8 3/4 in. x 48 in.)

It is inscribed

Verner Panton anatomie m-dralon

This object was designed by Verner Panton

This object was fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and catalogued by Susan J. Brown and donated by R 20th Century and purchased from R 20th Century

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