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Textile, Apollo

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

“Window blocks” is a traditional double cloth pattern, but Landis pushes its design capabilities by developing complex color systems in both the windows and frame. With a nod to Josef Albers’s Homage to the Square paintings, he lines each side of each window with a contrasting color, shifting our perception of the colors within.

This object was donated by Richard Landis.

  • Textile, Aswan, 2015
  • 49% viscose, 19% polyacrylic, 17% polyester, 15% linen.
  • Gift of Knoll Textiles.
  • 2015-30-2

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Textile, Apollo; Richard Landis (American, b. 1931); mercerized cotton double weave; 2018-15-6

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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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