Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Against the Grain
  • William Schwedler, artist
    The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., publisher
  • Against the Grain, 1968
  • S.M.S. No. 5
  • Where object was made: United States
  • offset lithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 271 x 172 mm
    Object Height/Width: 10 11/16 x 6 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund and Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Shearburn
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0128.12.a,b,c

Blueprint instructions with text and diagram (a), folded sheet of glossy cardstock with foldout stairs (b), paper cut-out of a beam (c). Once assembled these pieces form a three-dimensional scene of floor, earth, sky, two stairways, and a beam.