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Sidewall, Drywall #1, 2013

This is a Sidewall. It was created by Urs Fischer. It is dated 2013 and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is inkjet print on nylon reinforced paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

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 featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Taking a Fresh Look at Drywall.

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

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Tray (France)
  • enameled and gilt hard paste porcelain.
  • 1981-38-1

Its dimensions are

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

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Drywall #1, 2013; Urs Fischer (Swiss, active USA, b. 1973); USA; inkjet print on nylon reinforced paper; L x W (design): 243.8 x 121.9 cm (8 ft. x 48 in.); Gift of Urs Fischer; 2014-37-1

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