Sidewall, Opera, 1953
Steinberg’s inspiration for this design was the opera house by architect Charles Garnier which was completed in 1875. Illustrated in signature Steinberg style, the design is fun and whimsical while drawing attention to some of the building’s notable architectural components. The design has been formatted like an arabesque wallpaper of the late eighteenth century, with the elevations connected by beaded swags and the symmetrical elements aligned on a central axis.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. Howard Adams.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 231.1 x 76.5 cm (7 ft. 7 in. x 30 1/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Opera, 1953; Manufactured by Greeff Fabrics Inc. ; USA; screen printed on paper; H x W: 231.1 x 76.5 cm (7 ft. 7 in. x 30 1/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Howard Adams; 1981-33-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s.