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Pair Of Curtain Panels, Blond

This is a Pair of curtain panels. It was designed by Nicolette Brunklaus and made by Brunklaus Amsterdam. It is dated 2002 and we acquired it in 2013. Its medium is cotton and its technique is digitally printed on supplementary pile (velvet). It is a part of the Textiles department.

Blond is a pair of curtain panels designed by Nicolette Brunklaus and manufactured by Brunklaus Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 2002. These curtains, which are a wonderful example of printed velvet, were produced using digital printing technology. Each curtain panel is printed with a large-scale image of long blond hair falling into curls at the bottom. The original image was digitally manipulated to create a second mirror image so that when the curtains are hung together they form a symmetrical design.
Nicolette Brunklaus studied art at the Academie Minerva in Groningen (1983–88). In 1998, she founded Brunklaus Amsterdam. She withdrew her products from the wholesale market and began self-producing her designs, preferring to keep her production small so that she could experiment freely and avoid the compromises of commercial production.
Blond was included in the museum’s 2008 exhibition, Rococo: The Continuing Curve. The curtains enhance several collecting areas, most importantly digital printing technology and, specifically, printed velvets. The panels also support a collection of textiles that uses photography or digitally manipulated photography as a means of generating pattern.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Blond Curtain.

This object was donated by Brunklaus Amsterdam. It is credited Gift of Brunklaus Amsterdam.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (two panels side by side): 300 x 280 cm (118 1/8 x 110 1/4 in.)

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Pair Of Curtain Panels, Blond; Designed by Nicolette Brunklaus (Dutch, b. 1959); Made by Brunklaus Amsterdam (Netherlands); Netherlands; cotton; H x W (two panels side by side): 300 x 280 cm (118 1/8 x 110 1/4 in.); Gift of Brunklaus Amsterdam; 2013-51-1-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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