Object Timeline

1953

  • Work on this object began.

2017

2018

  • You found it!

Textile, Futuriste, 1953

This is a textile. It was designed by Lamartine Le Goullon and produced by Associated American Artists. It is dated 1953 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Futuriste is the work of Lamartine Le Goullon, the illustrator responsible for the branding and interiors of two famed San Francisco jazz clubs. According to Karen J. Herbaugh, the design is an example of the new 1950s fabrics that incorporated “the science-inspired imagery of atomic, molecular, and crystalline forms.” (1) In this colorway, neon pink, yellow, and aqua shapes stand out against a two-toned gray ground.
Futuriste is part of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art’s traveling exhibition, “Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934-2000.”
(1) Gail Windisch, Sylvan Cole Jr., and Karen J. Herbaugh, Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934-2000 (Manhattan: Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, Kansas State University, 2016): 189.

This object was donated by American Textile History Museum. It is credited American Textile History Museum Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 152.4 × 90.2 cm (60 in. × 35 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Futuriste, 1953; Designed by Lamartine Le Goullon (American, 1917 - 1998); cotton; H x W: 152.4 × 90.2 cm (60 in. × 35 1/2 in.); American Textile History Museum Collection; 2017-24-6

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1108711607/ |title=Textile, Futuriste, 1953 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=14 August 2018 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

If you would like to tell us more about an object or have found an error in an object record, please let us know!