predominately blue; blues with maroons/reds and cream; abstract design; received as one piece--separated into a diptych on 3/16/15

©1984 Helena Hernmarck

Blue Wash 1, 1984

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Gift of Pitney Bowes Inc.expand_more  2014.51.1a,b

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Helena Hernmarck is a contemporary artist and weaver best known for her innovative tapestries, many of which have been site-specific commissions for corporate or public buildings. She designed these tapestries as site-specific artworks for the lobby and atrium of Pitney Bowes’s building in Stamford, Connecticut. There, they were two monumental 40-foot-long tapestries – twice the size of her previous large-scale works. For their installation at the MIA, Hernmarck worked with conservators to reconfigure them as four 20-foot-long tapestries. Departing from her usual method of using photography for her tapestry designs, Hernmarck began this project with two of her own watercolor paintings. Her intention was that when hung, the tapestries would evoke the impression of wet paint dripping down the building’s expansive walls.

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Title
Blue Wash 1
Artist Life
American (born Sweden), born 1941
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2014.51.1a,b
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predominately blue; blues with maroons/reds and cream; abstract design; received as one piece--separated into a diptych on 3/16/15

©1984 Helena Hernmarck