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The Cover
August 1, 2012


JAMA. 2012;308(5):436. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3119

Flit (cover), by the American sculptor Lee Bontecou (1931-    ), is a wall relief sculpture made of strips of sooty fabric stretched over an iron frame. In the center of the sculpture is a hole lined with black velvet. The form of the sculpture is abstract, allowing viewers to read into it their own, perhaps unsettled thoughts and feelings. A free-floating sense of uneasiness was characteristic of the 1950s and 1960s when Bontecou's series of fabric-and-iron wall reliefs, including Flit, was made.

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