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Sidewall, Bengali Bazaar, 1965

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by Philip Graf Wallpapers, Inc.. It is dated 1965 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is screen-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.



The simple lines of the paisley shape have been layered, echoed, and distorted to create a chaotic tumbling effect. The oversize scale of the print ensures none of the details are lost in the frenzy.

This object was donated by Philip Graf. It is credited Gift of Philip Graf.

Its dimensions are

129 x 76 cm (50 13/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in right selvedge: "Bengali Bazaar" a custom handprint by Philip Graf Wallpapers Inc.

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Bengali Bazaar, 1965; Manufactured by Philip Graf Wallpapers, Inc. ; USA; screen-printed paper; 129 x 76 cm (50 13/16 x 29 15/16 in.); Gift of Philip Graf; 1969-53-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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