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1952

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2020

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2021

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Textile, Calico Cow, 1952

This is a Textile. It was designed by Ilonka Karasz and produced by Associated American Artists and manufactured by Riverdale Fabrics. It is dated 1952 and we acquired it in 2020. Its medium is cotton. It is a part of the department.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 164.5 × 85.4 cm (5 ft. 4 3/4 in. × 33 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on selvedge: A Riverdale Fabric "Calico Cow" Created by Ilonka Karasz of Associated American Artists © 1952; A Color Tested Fabric Best Obtainable Vat Dyes

Cite this object as

Textile, Calico Cow, 1952; Designed by Ilonka Karasz ((American, born Hungary, 1896–1981)); cotton; H x W: 164.5 × 85.4 cm (5 ft. 4 3/4 in. × 33 5/8 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2020-2-1

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