Drawing, Design for Screen with Geometric Forms
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and drafted by Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Paul T. Frankl. It is dated 1927–31 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gouache, brush and gold and silver paint, graphite on illustration board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
At the 1925 Paris exposition Donald Deskey saw an array of screens, including lacquered examples by Jean Dunand. From 1927 to 1931, Deskey produced decorative screens, such as this design, that showcased his artistic predilection for bold colors and simple shapes.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Donald Deskey.
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Its dimensions are
33.3 × 44.6 cm (13 1/8 × 17 9/16 in.) Mat: 35.9 × 46 cm (14 1/8 × 18 1/8 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamp in red ink, lower left: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY
It is inscribed
Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower left: -1032-; on verso: FOR FRANKEL [sic] GALLERIES / Franke / For Frankel G
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for Screen with Geometric Forms; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; pen and black ink, brush and gouache, brush and gold and silver paint, graphite on illustration board; 33.3 × 44.6 cm (13 1/8 × 17 9/16 in.) Mat: 35.9 × 46 cm (14 1/8 × 18 1/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-15