Newson’s Compendium exhibits distorted circular motifs and shocking red colorations that reflect the op art aesthetic. Op art celebrated optical illusions created during the visual process; this vigorous red wallpaper would have been used selectively as an accent wall, adding warmth and balancing the abundant white walls typical of the 1960s.
This object was
Arthur Sanderson & Sons, Ltd..
It is credited
Gift of Arthur Sanderson & Sons, Ltd..
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Its dimensions are
92 x 50.5 cm (36 1/4 x 19 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Compendium; England; screenprinted on paper; 92 x 50.5 cm (36 1/4 x 19 7/8 in.); Gift of Arthur Sanderson & Sons, Ltd.; 1970-1-14
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.