Friday 13 April 2018

Andy Warhol

Buttons, ice creams and watermelons, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) pulled inspiration from the daily joys of life and this is what makes his textile design sing. You can see many of his designs on display as part of the artists textiles exhibition, currently on display at New Lanark.

Thursday 12 April 2018

Saul Steinberg III

The Wedding,  by Saul Steinberg, 1950. Silk textile for Patterson Fabrics, is again part of the Artists Textiles exhibition at New Lanark.

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Saul Steinberg II

'Paddington Station' by Saul Steinberg for Regulated Cottons INC. 1952. Roller printer cotton fashion textile. A symphony of line like a spider's web showing the structure of the overall roof of the station. Exhibited at the New Lanark Visitor Center, in an Exhibition of Artists Textiles Picasso to Warhol.

Below, not included in the exhibition is 'Trains', 1949. Screen print on paper for Piazza Prints.

Tuesday 10 April 2018

John Rombola I

John Rombola's ‘Circus’ textile for Patterson Fabrics, 1956, and reissued as wallpapers by their sister companies Harben Papers and Piazza Prints is also on exhibit as part of the New Lanark Visitor Center's Exhibition of; 'Artists Textiles Picasso to Warhol'.

John's work is a new discovery for me and I am totally in love with it's joy and exuberance.

Monday 9 April 2018

Saul Steinberg I

Saul Steinberg's fabric designs are on display as part of their new exhibition facility at the New Lanark Visitor Center, in an Exhibition of Artists Textiles Picasso to Warhol. Although Saul disliked comercial design it paid well and in the 1940's and 1950's he designed textiles for Patterson Fabrics, New York.

The next few posts will be about this exhibition.