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Object ID #907130243

This is a Panel (Dress or Furnishing Fabric).

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Art Institute of Chicago as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

Its medium is silk, twill weave; screen printed.

Best known for his stage and costume designs for the Ballets Russes, Léon Bakst created textiles for Clingen and Selig that were an artistic and commercial success for both designer and producer. Bakst arrived in the United States in 1920 through the patronage of Mrs. John Garrett of Baltimore, whose husband was ambassador to France.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Textile, Elephants, 1924
  • patterned weave, jacquard loom; silk.
  • Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund, 1926.557.
  • 48.2016.17

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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