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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1975
Corduroy
95 x 105 inches

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One of the most successful of all the corduroy quilts in its maximizing of the fabric's richly reflective nature is Annie Mae Young's monumental strip quilt.

One of the most successful of all the corduroy quilts in its maximizing of the fabric's richly reflective nature is Annie Mae Young's monumental strip quilt. She combines blue strips to form a bold, edge-to-edge band. Young then flanks this rich center with a thin passage of vertical, many-colored strips at left, and a much wider, horizontally arranged row of colored stripes at right, producing an ineffably commanding image. In its confident, utterly original being, this object ranks with the finest abstract art in any tradition.