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Sidewall, Drywall #1, 2013

This is a Sidewall. It was created by Urs Fischer. It is dated 2013. Its medium is inkjet print on nylon reinforced paper.

One complete set consists of ten unique panels of Drywall wallpaper with each panel offering a realistic rendering of a sheet of drywall, all prepped and awaiting its final surface coating. Actual sheets of drywall were digitally photographed and printed allowing the wallpaper to pick up minute details that make it nearly impossible to distinguish from actual drywall. The wallpaper is unpretentious and exudes confidence, and Fischer’s ability to capture the raw beauty of this material elevates drywall to a new level.

This object was donated by Urs Fischer. It is credited Gift of Urs Fischer.

Its dimensions are

L x W (design): 243.8 x 121.9 cm (8 ft. x 48 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design: Recent Acquisitions.

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