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What is this?

Pair of velvet curtain panels printed with a large-scale image of long blonde hair falling into curls at the bottom. Each panel printed in mirror image so that together they form a symmetrical design.

Why is this in our collection?

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,... more

This is a pair of curtain panels from Netherlands. It is dated 2002 and we acquired it in 2013. Gift of Brunklaus Amsterdam.

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Its medium is

medium: cotton technique: digitally printed on supplementary pile (velvet)

Its dimensions are

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

This object has been tagged:

This object was made by Brunklaus Amsterdam and designed by Nicolette Brunklaus

This object was donated by Brunklaus Amsterdam

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