Object Timeline

1965

  • Work on this object began.

1969

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

2022

Print, The Chair

This is a Print. It was created by Ruth Asawa and printed by Tamarind Lithography Workshop. It is dated 1965 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Ruth Asawa is best known for her suspended woven sculptures, but her initial training focused on design and drawing. The lithographs made during her residency at the Tamarind Workshop in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s depicted drawn studies of domestic objects. The Chair’s combination of mosaic and lattice patterns create light and shadow evocative of her three-dimensional work.

This object was donated by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). It is credited Gift of International Business Machines Corp..

Its dimensions are

approx. 104.9 × 75.7 cm (41 5/16 × 29 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Print, The Chair; Ruth Asawa (American, 1926 - 2013); Printed by Tamarind Lithography Workshop; USA; lithograph on paper; approx. 104.9 × 75.7 cm (41 5/16 × 29 13/16 in.); Gift of International Business Machines Corp.; 1969-124-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Duro Olowu Selects.

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