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Pollution

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1971 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Avondale Mills Inc. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Roller-printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Avondale Mills Inc.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.18-1972

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton. Printed with scenes of dustbins, walls with slogans in graffiti, skyscrapers and clouds of steam interspersed with scenes of a man and woman embracing beside a stream containing two fish and surrounded by flowering foliage. Two road sweepers wear masks and two protesters hold placards reading 'STOP AIR POLLUTION' and 'KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL', and one protester wears a gas mask.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1971 (designed)

Artist/maker

Avondale Mills Inc. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Roller-printed cotton

Marks and inscriptions

'STOP AIR / POLLUTION'
Inscribed on the placards

'KEEP / AMERICA / BEAUTIFUL'
Inscribed on the placards

'LOVE / KEEP OUR / CITY CLEAN'
Inscribed on the brick wall

Dimensions

Length: 72 in

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Pollution' of roller-printed cotton, made by Avondale Mills Inc., United States, 1971

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Placards (information artifacts); Pollution; Gas masks; Fish; Environmental impact statements; Rubbish bin; Street-sweepers

Categories

Textiles; Interiors; Politics

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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