As soon as I read about this exhibition beginning of this year I knew I had to see it. I was trying to find out if the exhibition would travel somewhere near me, but it did not look like it. So I was very excited when I decided to go to London and see it there at the Fashion and Textile Museum.
It is a very long post today and I show you almost all pictures I took. I was allowed to take pictures inside the museum but without a flash...so I did my best working over the pictures to brighten them up a bit.
|Scarf "White Trellis" Graham Sutherland for Ascher Ltd. 1946 (Source)|
Dali's design is derived from a sequence in "Destino", Dali's animation for Disney in 1946.
|Scarf "Number Please" Salvador Dali 1947 for Wesley Simpson|
Dali's designs of the 40's had a wide influence on textile design in the USA for the next 10 years.
|"Spring Rain" Salvador Dali, Schiffer Prints NY 1949|
|Alastair Morton, screen printed fashion textile for a summer dress, Horrockses Fashions Ltd., c.1949|
|Victor Vasarely for Edinburgh Weavers, 1962|
|Eduardo Paolozzi and Nigel Henderson, "Portobello" c. 1955|
And who would have known this design is from Miró...
|"Farmer's Dinner", Joan Miró, Fuller Fabrics NY, 1955|
|Raoul Daffy, "Les Maronniers", Roller-printed cotton fabric, Fuller Fabrics NY, 1955|
I also would not have guessed that Picasso did this one...
|Pablo Picasso, "The Rooster", Roller-printed cotton fabric, Fuller Fabrics NY, 1955|
|Pablo Picasso, "Fish", Roller-printed cotton fabric, Fuller Fabrics NY, 1955|
A freebie to students and young people attending the Berlin Peace Festival 1951...imagine you would own one of them...
|Pablo Picasso, screen printed cotton scarf design for the Berlin Peace Festival 1951|
|John Hull, "Gay Facade", Roller-printed cotton fashion textile, M. Lowenstein&Sons Inc. NY, 1952|
|Ken Scott, "A Fish is a Fish is a Fish", ca. 1951|
|Pablo Picasso, "Musical Fawn", Bloomcraft Fabrics Inc. NY, circa 1963|
|Pablo Picasso, "Posters of Picasso", Bloomcraft Fabrics Inc. NY, 1963|
|Louis Le Brocquy, "Flight", Screen-printed linen furnishing textile, John Mc Guire Ltd., Dublin 1954|
|Andy Warhol, "Happy Butterfly Day", Screen-printed cotton fashion textile, mid-1950s|
This fabric was also available as a wallpaper...imagine this for a children's room...wow !
|John Rombola, "Circus", Patterson Fabrics, 1956|
|John Rombola, "Parade", Patterson Fabrics, 1957|
And I fell in love with Saul Steinberg's designs...
|Saul Steinberg, "Roller Coaster", Regulated Cottons Inc. NY, c.1952|
|Saul Steinberg, "Paddington Station", Regulated Cottons Inc. NY, c.1952|
|Ben Nicholson, "Princess", Hand block printed cotton, circa 1933|
I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as I do showing you bits and pieces from the exhibition. If you are near London you should really consider going. It is still running until May 17th, 2014. Or maybe just buy the book Textile Design.
Happy Thursday !