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1952

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1994

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Textile, Open Sesame

This is a Textile. It was designed by Anton Refregier (American, b. Russia (1905–1979) and made for Associated American Artists. It is dated 1952 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is cotton and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Edward Stern.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 229.9 × 90.2 cm (7 ft. 6 1/2 in. × 35 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Open Sesame; Designed by Anton Refregier (American, b. Russia (1905–1979) (American, b. Russia (1905–1979)); USA; cotton; H x W: 229.9 × 90.2 cm (7 ft. 6 1/2 in. × 35 1/2 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Edward Stern; 1994-38-10

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