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Image features Andy Warhol's iconic Cow wallpaper with a large salmon-colored cow head on a blue background. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Deja Moo
In celebration of World Pride, June Object of the Day posts highlight LGBTQ+ designers and design in the collection. I would have to give the honor of the most iconic wallpaper to Andy Warhol for his creation of Cow wallpaper. Cow was first shown at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York in 1966, which...
Image features a rustic wallpaper design containing a haphazard arrangement of twigs. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
All Sticks, No Stones
In celebration of World Pride, June Object of the Day posts highlight LGBTQ+ designers and design in the collection. Kennebec is a fun, playful wallpaper pattern that would hang unobtrusively on the wall, adding a bit of color and texture to the room. The design is rustic in nature, given that it has the appearance...
Image shows a repeating pattern of dots that scale from small to large and back to small, printed in two columns. Please scroll down for further information on this piece.
Dot Those Walls
In celebration of World Pride, June Object of the Day posts highlight LGBTQ+ designers and design in the collection. Infinity is a pattern of dots that scale from small to large back to small, printed in two columns across the width. When seen from a distance the design is slightly reminiscent of crocodile hide. I...
Image shows a wallpaper with bright red cherries on a green Mylar ground. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
A Very Fragrant Wallpaper
In celebration of World Pride, June Object of the Day posts highlight LGBTQ+ designers and design in the collection. This is one of my favorite novelty papers as it appeals to a number of senses and is more than just a pretty wallpaper. I find myself drawn to the complementary colors, with the bright red...
Image features a wallpaper ceiling border containing a water mill and cat tails. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Looking Up to Landscapes
If you’ve ever thought it might be nice to be a fly on the wall, think about the fun you could have with a bird’s eye view from the ceiling. You could be part of the beautiful ceiling decoration that was so fashionable during the Gilded Age. Today’s wallpaper would have been part of that...
Image features a decorative panel with a stag, hounds, and putti. Please scroll to read the blog post about this object.
An Illusion of the Hunt
Seated atop a seemingly wooden structure, we see a beige cherub playing a spiral hunting horn. Following his gaze downward we see, locked in frenzied combat, a large stag and a horde of hunting dogs who contort their bodies in an attempt to complete their violent action. On their right and left are two more...
Image features a bathroom wallpaper with red, green, blue, and gold fish swimming amongst gold seaweed and bubbles, all on a black ground. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this piece.
Swimming with Style
As your gaze gently sinks into the shimmering abyss of this composition, you notice a flurry of well-coordinated activity as fish flit across the inky black ground, with some moving so rapidly that all you catch is the golden gleam of their scales as they zip along. After a moment of being mesmerized by their...
Image features a stylized floral design printed in muted colors of blue and green. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Falling into Flowers
Gently swirling clusters of flowers and their accompanying foliage weave across this delicately colored repeat. Soft blues and greens evoke freshly opened blossoms while the stormy gray background suggests a recent or impending shower. Curving between the main clusters are constellations of small white blooms that highlight the rest of the composition, adding a layer...
Image shows abstract expressionist wallpaper design by Jean de Botton. Please scroll down for additional information on this piece
Artistic Expression on the Wall
Maja is a mid-century paper produced by a German manufacturer, designed by an American artist born in Greece but active in France and the USA. This is one of three papers in the museum collection by Jean de Botton, and while all his wallpaper designs are rather abstract this is the only one with no...