Friday, 8 April 2016
The tapestry, Les Dés Sont Jetés by Le Corbusier, was commissioned by Jørn Utzon as part of his vision for the interior of the Sydney Opera House. Following Utzon's departure from the project in 1966 and Le Corbusier's death in 1965 his vision was never realised.
The 6.5-square-metre wool tapestry remained in the Utzon family home until it was acquired by the Sydney Opera House in 2015. The acquisition followed research by Antony Moulis and has finally be unveiled in the Western Foyer of the Sydney Opera House.