Donald Deskey’s decorative furnishings included this waste basket of about 1928, which evokes both skyscrapers and electrical lights, and uses the same strong geometries and color contrasts seen on some of his screens. These objects could be mixed with Deskey’s own chrome and mixed-media furniture or Paul Frankl’s Skyscraper forms.
It is credited
Jacqueline Loewe Fowler.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 34.9 × 34.9 × 22.5 cm (13 3/4 × 13 3/4 × 8 7/8 in.)
Donald Deskey’s painted wooden Wastebasket is complete with geometric shapes and interesting colors. Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra’s 1934 recording of “Junk Man” seemed like a perfect...
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.