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1950

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1955

  • Work on this object ended.

1960

  • We acquired this object.

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Textile, Spectrum, 1950–55

This is a Textile. It is dated 1950–55 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is cotton and its technique is screen printed on sateen. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

In this color wheel pattern, eight translucent inks are layered, giving a kaleidoscopic effect at the center.

This object was donated by Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated. It is credited Gift of Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc..

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 445.5 x 128 cm (14 ft. 7 3/8 in. x 50 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Spectrum, 1950–55; USA; cotton; H x W: 445.5 x 128 cm (14 ft. 7 3/8 in. x 50 3/8 in.); Gift of Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc.; 1960-170-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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