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Textile, Apollo

This is a Textile. It was created by Richard Landis. It is dated 1995 and 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. It is credited Gift of Richard Landis.

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Its dimensions are

Frame H x W x D: 119.4 × 45.1 cm (47 × 17 3/4 in.) H x W: 104.1 × 31.1 cm (41 in. × 12 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Apollo; Richard Landis (American, b. 1931); mercerized cotton double weave; Frame H x W x D: 119.4 × 45.1 cm (47 × 17 3/4 in.) H x W: 104.1 × 31.1 cm (41 in. × 12 1/4 in.); Gift of Richard Landis; 2018-15-6

We have 1 video that features Textile, Apollo.

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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