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Textile, Landis Shift

This is a Textile. It was created by Richard Landis.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Richard Landis as part of Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis.

Its medium is linen double weave.

The six-color palette of this early work includes black and white, along with strong reds, blues, and yellows. The crisply delineated full tones have the sparkle of sharp dark and light contrasts. The halftones, many of which are mixtures of warm and cool shades, are soft, and appear out of focus.

  • Rug (England), 1969
  • linen, horsehair.
  • Museum purchase from Friends of Textiles Fund.
  • 1976-37-2
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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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