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Aspiration Kite #1

Artist: Karen Kraven Primary
Artist: Karen Kraven Publisher
Date: 2008
21st century
Dimensions: 13 x 21 5/8 in. (330 x 550 mm)
Object Type: Multiple
Medium and Support: Cardboard, ink, rubber balloon
Edition Size: 13
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2023.
Accession Number: 2023.05.18ab
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Text beneath diagram reads "When needed cut, fold and assemble “Aspiration Kate #1”. If flight is unsuccessful: try hope, patience or helium balloons"


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Period and styles of painting, sculpture, graphic arts, and architecture dating from the recent past and present. It differs from modern art in that the term 'Contemporary art' does not carry the implication of a non-traditional style, but instead refers only to the time period in which the work was created. 'Modern' and 'Contemporary' are inherently fluid terms. The term 'Contemporary' is sometimes more narrowly used to refer to art from ca. 1960 or 1970 up to the present. To refer to the current time period without reference to style of art, use "contemporary (generic time frame)".
Works of art designed to be produced so that there is more than one original, theoretically in unlimited numbers. The most common examples are works produced from plates or negatives, including engravings, etchings, lithographs, photographs, and other prints. A record for multiples typically includes general information about a printing plate and the prints made from it. This designation may also be used for sculptures and other works produced in multiples from a plate, mold, computer program, or other device or method. In cataloging, it is useful to catalog the group of multiples as a whole when the individual works will not be cataloged separately, or when there are characteristics of the whole multiples group that do not apply to each item in the group.
A type of stiff pasteboard that is thicker than 0.006 inches, typically consisting of good-quality chemical pulp or rag pasteboard, and varying greatly in type and stability. High quality archival cardboard is made from rag pulp and has a low acid content, used for mounting prints, drawings and watercolors. Other grades of cardboard is used for cards, signs, printed materials, and high-quality boxes. Inferior grades of cardboard, such as corrugated board, are made from coarsely ground sulfite treated wood pulp; for this board, use "corrugated board." The first carboard box was produced in England in 1817. Corrugated cardboard was patented in 1871.

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