Aurèlia Muñoz. Águila Beige (Brown Eagle). 1977

Aurèlia Muñoz Águila Beige (Brown Eagle) 1977

  • MoMA, Floor 3, 3 North The Philip Johnson Galleries

Muñoz was among the most significant figures in the international renaissance of fiber art in the 1960s and ’70s. Taking up macramé knotting, a long-dormant handweaving practice rooted in ancient Arab traditions, she developed an aesthetic language that blurs the lines between art, architecture, and craft. This work, which is part of a series of hanging constructions Muñoz began in 1974 called Entities, features large jute and sisal panels that resemble a bird with many wings.

Gallery label from October 21, 2019–Spring 2020
Medium
Macramé with hand-dyed sisal and jute yarn
Dimensions
72 × 156 × 150" (182.9 × 396.2 × 381 cm)
Credit
Committee on Architecture and Design Funds
Object number
840.2018
Department
Architecture and Design

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