"Dutchman's Puzzle"—twenty-block "Pinwheel" variation

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
late 1940s
Cotton sacking material, nylon knit, cotton solids, backed with cotton sacking material
93 x 72 inches

The precise and regular black-and-white pinwheels of this composition are disrupted by subtle changes in color—brown and gray are substituted here and there for black—and still more subtle shifts in pattern: look long enough, and you will see that in the second row from the top, second block from the left, one of the arms of the pinwheel is reversed.