Textile, Full Tone/ Half Tone Blocks, 1971
This is a Textile.
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Frederick & Frances Sommer Foundation as part of Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis.
This early weaving displays many of the concepts that undergird Landis’s work: small, medium, and large rectangles repeat in ever-changing order, and every possible color combination is played out both horizontally and vertically. The movement of the full tones around the field give the piece energy and dynamism.
It is credited
Frederick and Frances Sommer Foundation.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 111.1 × 32.4 cm (43 3/4 × 12 3/4 in.)
American designer Richard Landis is a master colorist and weaver whose visual language is that of an abstract artist.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis.