Bjarne Melgaard in his blanket installation at Frieze New York.
Imitating the Mountains, 2005
Alexandre da Cunha, Quilt (raft), 2011
Concrete lintels, woolen blanket
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It remains a long-standing tradition to present the winner of the Preakness a blanket of Black-Eyed Susans, which is draped across the shoulders of the winning horse.
Upon completion, the center of the daisies are daubed with black lacquer to recreate the appearance of a Black-Eyed Susan. The blanket is then sprayed with water and refrigerated until Preakness Day, when it is delivered to the track,to be worn by the Preakness winner. Black-Eyed Susans, declared the state flower by the Maryland legislature in 1918 and the Preakness flower in 1940, do not bloom until June in Maryland. It is said the Susan’s flower usually has 13 petals, which is taken to symbolize the 13 original colonies, of which Maryland was one. The flower reproduces the state’s black and yellow colors.
In this Friday, April 5, 2013 photo a ski resort employee stands on top of a snow storage next to rolls of insulated blankets. The Rosa Khutor Alpine skiing resort which is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics is set to store nearly half a million cu. meters of snow collected in piles tightly covered by insulated blankets.(AP Photo/ Nataliya Vasilyeva)(Credit: AP)
Blanket of Death
Corporate Blanket no.1
Detail shots from Helen Mirra’s exhibition 33 Bergwanderwege.