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Sidewall, Compendium, 1968

This is a Sidewall. It was designed by Rosemary Newson and manufactured by The Wall Paper Manufacturers Limited. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 1970. Its medium is screenprinted on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

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 donated by Arthur Sanderson & Sons, Ltd. and catalogued by Catherine Lynn Frangiamore. It is credited Gift of Arthur Sanderson & Sons, Ltd..

Its dimensions are

92 x 50.5 cm (36 1/4 x 19 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Compendium, 1968. screenprinted on paper. Gift of Arthur Sanderson & Sons, Ltd.. 1970-1-14.

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