To decorate this 13-foot high expanse in the living room of a modern New York penthouse back in 1970, the owners/designers Stuart Blaine and Robert Booth wanted to break up the wall space.
Until they found the perfect piece of art to fill a tall wall, they installed four unframed overscaled vertical stripes that were painted in three different colors — brown, chartreuse and blue — and hung the graphics with wire.
“We painted them ourselves — transient substitutes for a good painting until we can find one,” they said at the time.
Elsewhere in the room: brown modern leather furniture, an antique white wood stool upholstered on top with a zebra pattern, a floating white table, an unusual wooden lion sculpture on a high pedestal.
And underneath it all was a brown, black and white carpet pattern with a striped and spotted deerhide pattern.