Antelopes

A work made of cotton, plain weave; block printed.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; block printed.

Date:

1929/30

Artist:

Designed by Paul Poiret (French, 1879-1944)
Manufactured by F. Schumacher & Co., founded 1889
United States, New York, New York

About this artwork

This pattern of sleek antelopes bounding through a verdant landscape was made by Paul Poiret, a French couturier celebrated for the radically simplified silhouettes and vibrant colors of his women’s clothing. By the time Poiret created this and other modern upholstery fabrics for the American textile firm F. Schumacher & Co, he was known as the “King of Fashion” and thus lent prestige to the company. F. Schumacher & Co. marketed Poiret’s bold colors, rhythmic repetition, and clear delineation of forms as the epitome of “new effects in decorative fabrics.”

On View

Textiles, Gallery 272

Artists

Paul Poiret (Designer) , F. Schumacher & Co. (Manufacturer)

Title

Antelopes

Places

France (Artist's nationality), New York City (Object made in)

Date

Made 1929-1930

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; block printed

Dimensions

154.6 x 67 cm (60 7/8 x 26 3/8 in.) Warp repeat: 77.8 cm (30 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Textile Purchase Account

Reference Number

2002.87

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Extended information about this artwork

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