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What is this?

Brown hatch marks on a natural ground.

Why is this in our collection?

In 1950, Hugo Dreyfuss, an artist, textile designer and printmaker, partnered with the furniture designer, Vladimir Kagan, to form Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc. The two met through the artist Emanuel Romano, the brother of Dreyfuss’s wife, Beatrice Glicenstein. Prior to partnering with Dreyfuss, Kagan’s business was a family operation, with his father overseeing the factory and his mother running the small shop on East 65th Street. Dreyfuss’s investment in the company enabled them to move to a larger, more prestigious location at 125 East 57th Street. Kagan-Dreyfuss expanded their range of products and began producing a catalog. Dreyfuss took particular interest in printed textiles. In addition to hand printing... more

This is a textile from United States. It is dated 1950 and we acquired it in 2011. Bequest of Hugo Dreyfuss. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: linen technique: screen printed on plain weave

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 278.1 x 130.8 cm (9 ft. 1 1/2 in. x 51 1/2 in.)

This object was agent: Julie Tatum

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