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Textile, Untitled, 1982

This is a Textile. It was created by Richard Landis. It is dated 1982 and we acquired it in 2018. Its medium is mercerized cotton double weave.

Landis compares this piece to a symphony, with four “movements,” defined by the obvious cross. A “shadow” is formed by graduating the colors from light to dark in one pattern and from dark to light in the adjacent area, creating the illusion of a 3-dimensional form hovering above the surface.

This object was donated by Richard Landis. It is credited Gift of Richard Landis.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 79.4 × 54 cm (31 1/4 × 21 1/4 in.) Frame H x W x D: 102.2 × 71.4 cm (40 1/4 × 28 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Untitled, 1982; Richard Landis (American, b. 1931); mercerized cotton double weave; H x W: 79.4 × 54 cm (31 1/4 × 21 1/4 in.) Frame H x W x D: 102.2 × 71.4 cm (40 1/4 × 28 1/8 in.); Gift of Richard Landis; 2018-15-3

We have 1 video that features Textile, Untitled, 1982.

Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis

American designer Richard Landis is a master colorist and weaver whose visual language is that of an abstract artist.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis.

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