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Sampler (Blade Runner)
  • Elaine Reichek
    born 1943
    born: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Sampler (Blade Runner), 2001
  • Where object was made: United States
  • linen, hand embroidering
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 76.2 x 118.74 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30 x 46 3/4 in
    Frame Dimensions: 30 x 46 5/8 x 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0111

Sampler composed as a diptych, each half featuring identical images of a full length male and female (Adam and Eve) in a garden (the Garden of Eden). Each figure is nude and holds a leaf over their genitals. They flank a flowering tree with fruit. Around the tree a snake is coiled. There is a sun (daytime) on the left and a moon and stars (nighttime) on the right. On the left in the foreground is a tree, lion, and rabbit. On the right are bugs and a cat. There are blue clouds in the top left and top right corners. Below each image is an inscription.