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untitled (Peter Norton Family Christmas Project)
  • Anna Gaskell, artist
    born 1969
    born: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
    Intervisual Communications, Inc., manufacturer
  • untitled (Peter Norton Family Christmas Project), 2001
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color halftone, cloth, ribbon
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15.5 x 18.5 x 1.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 155 x 185 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/8 x 7 1/4 in
  • Gift of Regina Taylor and Peter Norton
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0189
Description

Accordion-folded artist "peep" book covered in lavender fabric in tripartite enclosure in olive-colored fabric with creme ribbon to tie at front. Also includes a card with a photograph of the WTC and the Statue of Liberty with text on verso, and a card to fit over the peephole with black text printed on olive-colored background. Peep book depicts view down into an arcaded well with figures peering over edges and a female figure falling into black abyss in center. The face of the girl peers through the hold on the bottom of the book.