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What is tapestry?

At the risk of starting a firestorm, I am mentiioning a “tapestry” that was in ArtDaily today. A quote from the issue:

“Woven on a mechanical jacquard loom, each tapestry repeats four times the image of one quadrant of the painting.”

If you’re planning a trip to London this summer, you can see them here at the Gagosian Gallery.

In the eligibility requirements for entry on the ATA website, tapestry is defined:  …tapestries (defined as “hand-woven, weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts”). So, what’s a weaver to do?