Moon Worshipper

Moon Worshipper

1971
Artist
Tadek Beutlich, Polish, 1922-
Work Locations: England
hanging, textile
Woven sisal
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Strauss
1983.236

Tadek Beutlich (Polish, 1922-2011), Moon Worshipper, 1971. Sisal weaving. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Strauss, 1983.236. © Tadek Beutlich.

Dimensions
height: 82 in, 208.2800 cm; width: 44 in, 111.7600 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-Contemporary
From 1967 until 1974, Tadek Beutlich explored the three-dimensional possibilities of textiles on a grand scale. He made enormous hangings from rough fibers such as sisal and jute -- sometimes dyed, sometimes not -- that displayed their different appearances and textures when frayed, twisted, or plied (that is, when two or more strands are twisted together). In Moon Worshippers, a central area of vastly oversized plain weave contrasts against a frizzy halo and a cascade of threads that dissolve into wispy ends.
Known Provenance
Purchased 1972 from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Strauss [Englewood, CO., b. 1931]; gifted December 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Strauss to the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "No Boundaries: Art + Fiber," November 6, 2004 - July 10, 2005 (DAM)

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