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Black Dress
  • James Lee Byars
    born 1940
    born: Detroit, Michigan, United States ; died: Cairo, Egypt
  • Black Dress, 1968
  • S.M.S. No. 1
  • Where object was made: United States
  • offset lithograph, tissue paper
  • Object Height/Width: 254 x 254 mm
    Object Height/Width: 10 x 10 in
  • Gift of Glenn Duffee
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0076.10.a,b,c

Black tissue paper envelope (c) is printed with four silver portrait heads. It contains a round (19.5 inches) sheet of black tissue paper (a) with four round holes, each measuring .5 inch across. One 1 5/16 inch white square of paper read "THE HOLE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE QUADRANT" (b).