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Greetings card

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (originated)

  • Date:

    1999 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Radenhausen, Silke (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Synthetic organza

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Susan Lambert

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2D, shelf SH14, box GG220

Silke Radenhausen's recent work is concerned with redressing a 19th century European tendency to standardise and categorise the products of other cultures as a way of controlling or taming them. Taking as her starting point the ordered geometry of the plates illustrating Owen Jones' 'Grammer [sic] of Ornament', Radenhausen re-works them in richly suggestive, three-dimensional textile pieces arranged in large panels, which the artist says is "embodying and fetishising them in a kind of double raid on art... interjecting sensual and material irregularities..."
The greeting card can be a vehicle of self-expression for contemporary artists. This millennium greeting reads like a detail or fragment of one of Radenhausen's larger works.

Physical description

Irregular rectangular red and green form, resembling a detail or fragment of one of the artist's soft sculptures/ wall hangings.

Place of Origin

Germany (originated)


1999 (made)


Radenhausen, Silke (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Synthetic organza


Height: 29 cm maximum, Width: 22.5 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Millennium 'card' in red and green organza by Silke Radenhausen, 1999.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Private


Synthetic organza



Subjects depicted

New year; Millennium


Prints; Greeting cards

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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