"North Star" variation

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1930s
Cotton and synthetic fabric
84 x 76 inches

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Some of Wilson's quilts are especially notable for optical effects: this particularly fine example features overlapping circles within squares. Where color choices in the squares are restricted to blue and white, the circles all but disappear; where black and brown are substituted for blue, the circles are quite pronounced.

Some of Wilson's quilts are especially notable for optical effects: this particularly fine example features overlapping circles within squares. Where color choices in the squares are restricted to blue and white, the circles all but disappear; where black and brown are substituted for blue, the circles are quite pronounced.