Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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globo de aire caliente (hot air balloon)
  • Peru
  • globo de aire caliente (hot air balloon), 1966
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • paper, paint
  • Object Height/Width: 215 x 73 cm
    Object Height/Width: 84 5/8 x 28 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5523
Label Text

The very large balloon is made of paper panels. Vertically, there are six panels that alternate between painted decoration and plain colored paper. It is a narrow pointed oval shape. The painted panels have red and purple flowers and buds and green stems and leaves. The plain paper panels are heavily faded red and purple or blue papers alternating in wide horizontal stripes.