Carpet For Radio City Music Hall (USA), 1932
Textile designer Ruth Reeves was one of several artists hired by designer Donald Deskey to help complete the interiors for Radio City Music Hall. Reeves had studied with French painter Fernand Léger in Paris in the early 1920s. The influence of Léger’s cubist style is evident in Reeves’ innovative and acclaimed design for the carpet for the Music Hall’s Grand Foyer and adjoining staircases. Reeves created a collage of abstract representations of musical instruments, laid out in an energetic interwoven grid.
This object was
Mrs. Robert I. Blasberg.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. Robert Blasberg in memory of Robert Blasberg.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 93 x 93.5 cm (36 5/8 x 36 13/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Carpet For Radio City Music Hall (USA), 1932; Designed by Ruth Reeves (American, 1892–1966); wool; H x W: 93 x 93.5 cm (36 5/8 x 36 13/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Robert Blasberg in memory of Robert Blasberg; 1987-69-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.