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Sidewall, Beauty, 1972

This is a Sidewall. It was created by Werner Berges and designed by Werner Berges and manufactured by Xartwall. It is dated 1972 and we acquired it in 1992. Its medium is flexograph printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Beauty is a unique example of a stripe design by one of the leading figures in German pop art. Thin stripes in brilliant warm shades outline large volumes of hair which silhouette women's faces, alternately facing left then right. The overall effect is a wide stripe or column of red against a white background. Papers of this sort are used to create a very mod interior, frequently pasted on a single focal wall, offset by the remaining walls in white with coordinating furnishings.

It is credited Gift of Marilyn Hapgood.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 81.5 x 53.3 cm (32 1/16 x 21 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Beauty, 1972; Werner Berges (German, b. 1941); Germany; flexograph printed on paper; Overall: 81.5 x 53.3 cm (32 1/16 x 21 in.); Gift of Marilyn Hapgood; 1992-191-2

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