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Jazz (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of cotton, plain weave; screenprinted.

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; screenprinted.


1977 (designed 1920)


Designed by Sonia Delaunay-Terk (French, born Ukraine, 1885–1979)
Produced by Artcurial Gallery (French, active late 1970s)
Paris, France

About this artwork

Channeling the rapid pace of modern life, Sonia Delaunay’s Jazz design includes forms suggestive of musical notes and notation. In a striking color palette of black, white, red, and gray, pointed angular forms abut smooth, short curves. These undulations puncuated by sharp diagonals produce a medley of syncopated sensations that evoke music and dance popular in the 1920s. Delaunay intended for her designs to produce vibrant juxtapositions of color when fashioned into garments and worn on bodies in motion.


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Sonia Delaunay-Terk (Designer)


Jazz (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)


France (Object made in)

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Reprinted 1977


Cotton, plain weave; screenprinted


Sonia Delaunay 87/900 (Inscription signed and numbered on right-hand border)


299.1 × 143 cm (117 3/4 × 56 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Textile Collection Fund

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