In London until 17 May is an exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum of about 200 textiles designed by artists, including some of the big names – not just Pablo and Andy, but Saul Steinberg, Sonia Delaunay, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Ben Nicholson.
The show has examples of Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art. Nor are the companies that produced the fabrics absent – Ascher scarves (including a 1947 design by Matisse); the New York based company Wesley Simpson Custom Fabrics (with scarf designs by Salvador Dali and Manuel Vertes); and Fuller Fabric – their’Modern Master Prints’ series pulled the coup of getting Picasso’s designs.
The museum allowed photography, and you’ll be able to find many pix from the show on the web (some links are at the end of this post).
|Furnishing fabric design by Bernard Adeney (head of textiles at Central School, 1930-1947)|
|“Flight” by Irish-born designer Louis Le Brocquy (1916-2012) (see another colourway here)|
|A border print by Saul Steinberg|
|Another Picasso print|
|John Piper had a finger in many artistic pies and in the 50s and 60s produced textile designs, often of buildings and landscapes.|
|“Desert Rocks” (1947) is by Salvador Dali (two scarves by Dali are shown here)|
To see more artist textiles in the show, you could start with these links –