About this artwork
Artist Maija Isola embraced the cultural exuberance of the 1960s to create some of the most recognizable fabrics of the era. These appeared as tote bags and bolts of fabric in high-end design stores, as well as the widely photographed dresses of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Working with the textile company Marimekko, Isola drew from a wide range of sources to inform her signature patterned textile designs—from Finnish folklore and popular Beatles songs to the 1969 Apollo moon landing—each interpreted through her high-contrast yet painterly compositions.
- Currently Off View
- Maija Isola (Designer) , Marimekko Oy (Producer)
- Albatrossi (Albatross) (Furnishing Fabric)
- Helsinki (Object made in), Finland (Object made in), Scandinavia (Object made in), Europe (Object made in)
- Made 1967
- Cotton, plain weave; screen printed
- Inscription (repeated on selvage): MAIJA ISOLA "ALBATROSSI" ® MARIMEKKO OY SUOMI FINLAND 1967
- 366.1 × 139.5 cm (144 1/8 × 54 7/8 in.) Warp repeat: 74.1 cm (29 1/8 in.)
- Gift of Marimekko, Inc.