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Date
1984
Period
20th century
Media
Gold leaf on wood
Measurements
63 x 36 x 17 inches
Classification
Subject Category
Furniture
Credit Line
Gift of Louise Nevelson, 1985.23.29
Accession No
85.23.29
Context
These two chairs and silkscreened banner are among the few surviving parts of Nevelson’s monumental stage design for the St. Louis Opera Theatre’s 1984 production of Christoph Willibald von Gluck’s 1762 opera, "Orfeo and Eurydice". Before giving them to the Farnsworth, Nevelson had the black chairs gilded.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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