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Panel: Desert

20th century, 1978
Designed by Louise Nevelson (American, 1899–1988), Woven by Archie Brennan

Object Place: United States


129.6 x 243 cm (51 x 95 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: L x W: 95 11/16 x 51 in. (243 x 129.6 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry weave

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woven by Archie Brennan at the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Large-scale abstract tapestry weaving of black wool with central field design of free-form shapes formed from applied additional layers of tapestry weaving in grays, creams, and tan wools. Condition: very good.


Acquired directly from artist by donor

Credit Line

Gift of Gloria F. Ross


© 2011 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York