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"On My Bed #1 Tradition" Quilt

Decorative Arts

This selection of works focuses on family, domestic space, and the urban landscape. It brings together photographs from various traditions—including Conceptualism, still life, and social documentary—as well as a piece by a male quilter. Although they represent several generations of artists, often with differing creative practices and intents, these works each tell a story—sometimes obvious, sometimes implicit. Frequently they picture the home, especially the bedroom, encouraging us to contemplate the personal and private moments that make up a life. Shown together, these works ask us to think critically about the role played by the artist, particularly the photographer, in the creation and shaping of a narrative.
MEDIUM Various textiles
DATES 2006
DIMENSIONS 90 x 82 1/2 in. (228.6 x 209.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Attached textile label on lower back, hand-written in black: "Luke Haynes/ "Tradition"/1 1/2 Ray rd./ Weaverville, NC/28787"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Abraham & Straus, by exchange
RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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CAPTION Luke Haynes (American, born 1982). "On My Bed #1 Tradition" Quilt, 2006. Various textiles, 90 x 82 1/2 in. (228.6 x 209.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Abraham & Straus, by exchange, 2012.55. © artist or artist's estate
IMAGE overall, CUR.2012.55_artist_photograph.jpg. Image courtesy of the artist
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"On My Bed #1 Tradition" Quilt