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Sidewall, Wilde Carnation, 1968

This is a Sidewall. It was designed by Antony Little. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is screen printed on ingrain paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Complementary colors, when placed side-by-side, seem to have increased chromaticness, making reds appear redder and greens appear greener. The fact that each color also has the same brightness adds to the desired effect of surface flatness, as each color competes for the foreground.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Wilde Carnation.

It is credited Gift of Clarence House.

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Its dimensions are

132 x 80 cm (51 15/16 x 31 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in left selvedge: No. 1 Design / Anthony Little / Osborne & Little / Made in England.

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Wilde Carnation, 1968; Designed by Antony Little (British 1942-); England; screen printed on ingrain paper; 132 x 80 cm (51 15/16 x 31 1/2 in.); Gift of Clarence House; 1968-134-1

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

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